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.

Liz is a principal data scientist working in the Data Science Practice.

Liz primarily works on the Skills Taxonomy and Open Jobs Observatory projects at Nesta - using data science techniques to extract information from job adverts, and using this to analyse skill demands in the UK. These projects are funded by the Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence. She also works on other projects such as the AI map and is part of the technology interest group.

Before Nesta, Liz was a data scientist at the Wellcome Trust. She worked mainly on natural language processing tasks, including working on a project to automatically identify references within policy documents. Prior to this, Liz completed a PhD in Cultural Evolution at University College London, working on agent-based models to help understand the origins of agriculture.

Outside of work Liz enjoys life drawing, aimless cycling, going to the cinema and sudoku.