Nancy leads Nesta's work on technology and education, overseeing a partnership with the Department for Education to help schools make more effective use of technology.

Nancy previously worked at the Wellcome Trust as a policy advisor leading on education policy aiming to improve science education in the UK. She also worked as a specialist at the House of Commons Education Select Committee, working on inquiries including recruitment and retention of teachers and primary assessment.

She is vice-chair of a school governing body at a primary school in Tower Hamlets.