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Nikki Muckle

Nikki is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Warwick. Her primary focus is on the ‘Social Sciences Grand Challenge’ – a programme of transformational change with workstreams on education, research, professional services and a significant capital development programme. Nikki also has responsibility for external relations for the Faculty, leading the Faculty’s engagement with regional, national and international partners and stakeholders.

Nikki was previously Secretary General for the EUTOPIA European University, an alliance of ten universities across Europe, leading the development and implementation of EUTOPIA’s vision and strategy both to deliver its strategic objectives in education and research, and to secure external funding for these activities. She also fronted EUTOPIA’s external engagement, working to ensure the participation of key stakeholders and raising the external profile of EUTOPIA across Europe and internationally.

 Having spent a short time as a researcher, Nikki first moved to university administration joining the Research Office at Warwick and was then the Head of Research Strategy in the Strategy and Change Team. Subsequently, Nikki led the development of Warwick’s policy engagement strategies, managing the University’s partnerships in both Westminster and Brussels.