Katrin Dribbisch was a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Potsdam where she joined the Research Training Group "Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, Strategy" (WIPCAD) in October 2012. In her PhD she focuses on public sector innovation. Her dissertation topic is "Innovation by Design? The organizational adoption of design-led innovation in public administrations". Hence, she is exploring how design thinking as an innovation approach is implemented and applied by public administrations in Australia, Singapore and Denmark.
Katrin studied Political Science in Berlin and Warsaw (Poland) and received her Diploma in 2010. She also completed a postgraduate programme in Design Thinking at the HPI School of Design Thinking. Following her studies she co-founded the innovation consultancy inventedhere and worked as a Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin. In 2011 Katrin together with three co-founders started Service Design Berlin, a professional community for service design.