Hello, I'm Becky

I'm a social entrepreneur, consultant and Cambridge Executive MBA graduate.

In 2020 I founded Lumino – a digital therapeutics company. Supported by Innovate UK and Cambridge University's Social Ventures Incubator, our first product aims to make women's experience of menopause better.

I also enjoy consulting for start-ups, non-profits and technology companies.

Have a question or want to talk about working together? Get in touch with me on Twitter, LinkedIn or by email. Or book a time here.

Let's Talk

Whether you're a start-up, non-profit or an established commercial organisation - if you have a challenge I could help with, I'd love to talk to you.

You can book a time directly below via Calendly, or alternatively email me at hello@beckycotton.co.uk.

Consulting

I hugely enjoy the variety of consulting and love supporting others to deliver on their mission.

In terms of my skills and domain expertise, here's a flavour of the sorts of projects where I can add value.

Strategy
Business Development
Stakeholder Engagement
Research and Briefings
Mental Health / Behavioural Health
Digital Health and App Development Projects
Surveys and Qualitative Research
Measuring Social Impact
Programme Development and Delivery

Whether you're a start-up, non-profit or an established commercial organisation - if you have a challenge I could help with, I'd love to talk to you.

You can book a time directly below via Calendly, or alternatively email me at hello@beckycotton.co.uk.

Biography

I'm passionate about social change, and the potential for start-ups, non-profits and technology companies to make life better.

In 2020, I co-founded Lumino – a health company developing digital therapeutics. Lumino is supported by Innovate UK and is part of Cambridge University's Social Ventures Incubator. You can read more about Lumino here on Cambridge University's Judge Business School website.

Prior to founding my own company, I worked in mental health policy. I co-founded, and was past Chair of, the UK's Mental Health Policy Group – a coalition of six national organisations working together for better mental health. Members include Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation and Mental Health Network.

Ahead of the 2015 General Election, I co-authored the Group’s Manifesto for Better Mental Health. In recent years, the Mental Health Policy Group has secured major policy commitments and change in a number of areas. This includes increasing mental health funding in England – with an extra £2.3bn a year pledged by 2023/24.

In addition to my work in public policy, I have worked as a consultant to a wide range of organisations including Unicef UK and health technology companies.

I am a proud member of the Churchill Fellowship, who supported me to explore the use of technology for better mental health across the US and Australia in 2018. I have degrees from the University of Bristol and the University of London.

In 2017, I graduated from the University of Cambridge's Executive MBA programme. At Cambridge I was awarded a Sainsbury's Scholarship, the Director's Award, and a number of academic awards. I remain closely in touch with the Cambridge scene - with Lumino being part of both the University's Social Ventures Incubator and part of the Accelerate programme for start-ups.

You can see more of my work at Lumino on our website - www.hellolumino.com.

Articles

A manifesto for better mental health

August 2014

Mental Health Policy Group

Co-Authored with Members of the Mental Health Policy Group