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.

Lydia Leon

Lydia works as a senior analyst in the healthy life mission team.

Before joining Nesta Lydia worked for several years as a civil servant, most recently focussing on improving access to services and outcomes in reproductive health.

Lydia has a PhD in genomics and pregnancy research, and has also spent time researching the link between pregnancy complications and long term cardiovascular health.

Outside of work she is most likely cooking pasta, trying to complete her never ending knitting projects or walking her dog Stella.