Esther joined Nesta's Health Lab in January 2017 and is working in the social health team on a range of projects. One project she is working on explores the factors that help people to take positive action. These include understanding the psychological elements of behaviour change, such as tapping into a person’s individual motivations for change. Esther is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and runs a weekly clinic where she helps people with chronic pain and a range of mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, trauma and depression. She is experienced in designing online psychological interventions and developed two programmes for people with chronic pain and sexual pain.

Dr Esther Flanagan - Evidence & Intervention Adviser