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Chrystalla is a Principal Researcher who is leading and developing research on the future of work.

Prior to Nesta, Chrystalla was a Special Scientist on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant Employment in Europe, hosted by the University of Cyprus and led by Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides of the London School of Economics (LSE). She addressed the impact of recent advances in robotics and automation on employment and entrepreneurship.

She has held research, teaching and managerial positions at a number of universities in the UK and Cyprus. Since 2010, she has been working on a wide variety of research projects in the fields of innovation and strategy, and teaching courses on management, innovation and entrepreneurship. Her previous professional experience includes various management consultancy projects, for commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

Chrystalla has a PhD in Management from Kent Business School, University of Kent, and a Master’s degree in Operational Research from the LSE. Her research has been published in journals such as Small Business Economics and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. She is an active reviewer for a wide range of journals in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.