Ksenia Zheltoukhova

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Ksenia is Nesta's Acting Chief Scientist.

Ksenia leads Nesta's practice teams in experiments & evaluation; science; arts & culture; design; data analytics; and collective intelligence, bringing these methods together, ensuring rigour and leading methodological innovation.

Previously, Ksenia was Head of Research and Thought Leadership at the CIPD, where she developed the organisation's research strategy and governance, overseeing programmes on technology at work, corporate governance, and skills, as well as leading CIPD's own strategic research. She also spent three years at the Work Foundation, carrying out research and evaluation projects in areas of health and well-being, leadership, and future of work and employment.

Ksenia holds a degree in Psychology, a masters in Economics and Social Sciences from UCL and Jagiellonian University. Her PhD in Management from Lancaster University focused on altruistic behaviours of business leaders.