Francesca Hector

Francesca Hector, MA

Community Coordinator & PhD Student


Francesca Hector holds an MA (Hons) in English Literature and Italian from the University of Edinburgh, and an MSc in Consciousness, Spirituality and Transpersonal Psychology with the Alef Trust/ Middlesex University.

Her interests include embodied spirituality, consciousness and the sacred feminine, participatory research, and their application in personal and social transformation. She has a background in the Holistic Transformation approach of Estel Centre of Integral Studies, Kundalini Yoga (KRI Level 2), and Karam Kriya spiritual numerology, and enjoys expressive dance, art, and intercultural dialogue.

Francesca coordinates a range of community, communications and administrative processes for Alef Trust. These include The Alef Field digital magazine, as well as looking after the Alef Alumni and Open Learning community. She is coordinator for Alef Trust’s Conscious Community project, which aims to empower Alef students, faculty and alumni in their efforts to facilitate global change projects. She also supports Alef Trust directors Les Lancaster and Jessica Bockler in their company-wide work.

PhD research

This investigation is emerging from an increasing field of transdisciplinary awareness of human potential for holistic transformation and sustainability in response to global crises of disconnection from our basic needs, each other, and the planetary ecosystem of which we are part. It is grounded in the exploration of a transpersonal understanding of human intelligences and multiple ways of knowing and being, as well as the possibility of not knowing. Together with the holistic change facilitators who participate in this inquiry, Francesca’s intention is to identify and share insights into the multidimensional processes that are unfolding within social change projects and the underlying conditions that may contribute to enabling holistic change.


Bockler, J. & Hector, F. (2022). Nurturing the fields of change: An inquiry into the living dynamics of holistic change facilitation. Alef Trust.

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