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.

Isobel works on the design and delivery of Nesta's strategy.

Isobel supported Nesta's 2020 strategy review, working variously on our missions, roles and ways of working, latterly as part of the healthy life and fairer start teams. She joined the strategy team from Challenge Works where she focused on affordable credit and the future of work.

Prior to Nesta, Isobel worked in political conflict mediation in the Middle East. She began her career as a domestic violence caseworker in Southwark.

Isobel holds a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from Cambridge University and an MSC in Conflict and Development from SOAS. Outside work, she likes to cook, throw pots and hike.