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Aleks is a Senior Researcher and Project Manager for the Centre for Collective Intelligence Design.

Prior to Nesta, Aleks spent two years working on international knowledge transfer and policy engagement for a European Commission project about citizen science in the fields of biodesign and environmental sustainability. Before that, she was at the Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society, focusing on emerging technologies and the societal and ethical implications of machine learning. She holds a PhD in Neuroscience from Imperial College London.

Aleks is passionate about the intersection between the arts and sciences. She has co-curated community-facing Art & Science events programmes and recently collaborated with the artist Stine Marie Jacobsen on the educational project Pidgin Tongue for the inaugural Riga Biennial. In her spare time you can find her looking at art, yoga-ing or running along the canals of London.