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.

Hannah is Nesta's Head of Practices Development, supporting teams across Nesta and The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) to innovate across our research and practice methods.

Since joining BIT in 2015, Hannah has designed, led and executed complex and effective behaviour change programmes. Most recently she was the programme director for the Gender & Behavioural Insights Programme – a three-year government-commissioned programme that delivered 30 individual behavioural science projects and findings in collaboration with stakeholders such as Indeed, Santander, the Ministry of Defence and Harvard University.

Hannah brings cross-sector policy expertise spanning health, equality, diversity & inclusion, sustainability, public service innovation and national crisis response. Hannah combines practitioner experience with coaching skills (accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management) to support teammates and leaders with an interest in Behavioural Science to apply their learning and improve the impact of their own change programmes.

Previously, Hannah worked in an acute hospital and ambulance trust, the Department of Health’s Behavioural Insights Team and policy teams at the British Academy and Measure of America. She holds a BA in Geography from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Social Policy and Interventions from the University of Utrecht and a CIPD post-graduate diploma in Human Resources Management.

Outside of work, you can find Hannah raising her growing 1-year-old into a happy healthy human and learning Portuguese.