Crispin started as a temp for Peter (McCulloch) in January 2020 to help organize and deliver a face-to-face policy workshop involving senior, influential figures from across the UK healthcare. The workshop aimed to discuss if and how the IDEAL framework could be adopted more formally.
The pandemic then intervened and the workshop was postponed but the chaos presented different opportunities. Crispin assisted Peter in setting-up the IDEAL Innovation UK CIC, a community interest company which aims to increase the raising of awareness of IDEAL by providing consultancy and education services. He also helped organize and deliver an international, online seminar which explored how to evaluate innovations in a crisis and the policy workshop eventually took place (online) in October 2020.
Crispin has been freelance since September 2020 but still very much involved with IDEAL.