Natalie serves as a senior analyst for the Discovery Hub, where she focuses on analysing emerging technologies and innovations that could have an impact on Nesta’s mission goals.

She has a background in both academia and charity sectors. Prior to joining Nesta, she worked at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), leading quantitative research projects that delved into local regenerative development and the economic security of young people. Earlier in her career, she served as a data analyst in Teach First, a researcher in universities and also pursued doctoral studies in the Sociology of Education.

Holding a degree in social sciences with double majors in sociology and psychology, she also completed a PGDE in History and a Master's in Data Science while serving as a secondary school teacher.

In her spare time, Natalie is torn between advancing the education of the UK’s diaspora community and keeping her cats happy.