Truth, Trust and Hope

Nobel Prize Summit

Nat Kendall-Taylor

Nat Kendall-Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer at the FrameWorks Institute.

Nat Kendall-Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer at the FrameWorks Institute. Nat oversees the organisation’s pioneering, research-based approach to strategic communications, which uses methods from the social and behavioural sciences to measure how people understand complex socio-political issues and tests ways to reframe them to drive social change. As CEO, he leads a multi-disciplinary team of social scientists and communications practitioners who investigate ways to apply innovative framing research methods to social issues and train non-profit organisations to put the findings into practice.

An expert in psychological anthropology and communications science, Nat publishes widely in the popular and professional press and lectures frequently in the United Kingdom and abroad. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Science Communication, Human Organisation, Applied Communications Research, Child Abuse and Neglect, and the Annals of Anthropological Practice. He has presented at numerous conferences and organisations in the United Kingdom and around the world, ranging from Oxford University and the Royal Society to the Parenting Research Centre in Australia, the Science and Society Symposium in Canada and Amnesty International in the United States. He is a senior fellow at the Centre on the Developing Child at Harvard University, a visiting professor at the Child Study Centre at Yale School of Medicine and a fellow at the British-American Project.

Nat joined FrameWorks in 2008; since then, he has led work across the FrameWorks portfolio, with a special focus on issues related to early childhood development and mental health, criminal justice, and ageing. He has also led the expansion of FrameWorks’ work outside the United States, working in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Kenya, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining FrameWorks, Nat’s research focused on understanding the social and cultural factors that create health disparities and affect decision-making. He has conducted fieldwork on the Swahili coast of Kenya, where he studied paediatric epilepsy, traditional healing and the impacts of chronic illness on family well-being, and in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, where he studied child marriage and higher education. He has also conducted ethnographic research on theories of motivation in “extreme” athletes. Nat holds a BA from Emory University and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles.

See Nat Kendall-Taylor at:

  • 24 May - The Global Conversation
  • Session 1 - Let History Be Your Guide: 10:00 - 11:00
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