About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Claire Doran

Claire is a senior programme manager, supporting the delivery of Nesta's healthy life mission and its projects.

Before Nesta, Claire worked for a range of social impact and peacebuilding organisations internationally and in the UK, recently including The Social Change Agency, the RSA and St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. They bring a breadth of knowledge and experience around building flexible and responsive programmes and specialise in intercultural peacebuilding and conflict transformation.

Claire nurtures a flourishing life out of work, maintaining a ceramics and creative writing practice, travelling and mountain hiking. They uphold a lifelong commitment to always be actively enrolled in learning something and volunteering.