Bill Lucas

Director of Learning for the Fellowship Programme

A fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Bill Lucas is Director of Learning for the Fellowship Programme.

Bill is Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at the University of Winchester. Bill is co-chair of the strategy group for the 2021 PISA Test of Creative Thinking, a member of the LEGO Foundation Advisory Board and an adviser to Australia’s Mitchell Institute. Bill was a member of the Health Foundation’s Improvement Science Development Group and played a key role in creating their improvement science fellowships. With Paul Batalden he helped to develop and currently facilitates improvement fellowships in Sweden. Bill is a prolific author of acclaimed popular books about learning, creativity and change including, for example, Educating Ruby: What our children really need to learn and rEvolution: How to thrive in crazy times, management book of the year for innovation. He is in demand across the world as a speaker about and facilitator of learning.

Research Interests

Bill Lucas is concerned to understand more about the dispositions or habits of mind of successful learners and workers. His work spans health, education and the creative sector. Bill’s Habits of Improvers framework was commended by the Scottish CMO and is increasingly being taken up by the NHS organisations. Bill’s publications and more information about his research group can be found here.