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European Engagement

Seán Hand

Sean Hand

Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Europe)

As DPVC, Seán works closely with the University’s Executive, especially the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement), and with the European Engagement Team, to extend and deepen relationships with European university partners, and to pursue opportunities for funding, student mobility, and European research and teaching collaboration.

Seán has a B.A. (M.A. Oxon) and a D. Phil. from the University of Oxford, and an MBA and a D.Litt. from Warwick. Among his publications, he has written, edited or translated nine books, acted as general editor of a series of ten critical collections, and guest edited four special journal issues. He was made a Chevalier des Palmes Académiques by the French Government in 2004, and he is an invited member of the Academia Europæa. He sits on several international advisory and editorial boards and is a recognised European Commission expert evaluator. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He speaks several European languages.

Direct number: 07341072393

Nikki Muckle


Director of European Strategy

Nikki is responsible for leading Warwick’s European strategy, working closely with senior management to develop and maintain strategic links with external policy makers and to develop partnerships with universities, industry and other key stakeholders in Brussels and more widely in Europe. She also supports University partnerships across national, European and international networks to develop durable collaborations that support future plans for research, teaching, impact and other engagement.

Nikki has previously worked in research management and administration in the HEI sector for 16 years following a short period as a contract researcher. She was formerly the Head of Research Strategy at Warwick, responsible for embedding Warwick’s Research Strategy within both academic and administrative departments and working on strategic links with external policy makers, funding bodies and potential research partners across international, European and national networks. She also led on the development of support for inter-disciplinary and programmatic research groupings, and managed Warwick’s Global Research Priorities - a programme of eleven research-led multidisciplinary themes addressing global issues such as food security and energy. Nikki also had a particular focus on support for EU funding applications, helping to lead multiple successful research funding bids to the European Framework Programmes and, more recently, Horizon 2020.

Direct Number: +44 (0) 2476 151967

Andrew Roadnight


International Partnerships Manager

Andy is responsible for the implementation of Warwick’s European engagement strategy. He supports academics, departments and Global Research Priorities seeking to build research collaborations and networks in Europe, to exert influence on EU policymakers and research funding programmes, and to deliver impact. Andy works closely with the Warwick Brussels Office and with Warwick's partner organisations in Brussels. Previously, Andy has worked in a variety of roles, including as Secretary of the inaugural Warwick Commission on the future of world trade.

Andy’s doctorate on United States’ policy towards Indonesia (1945-61) was published by Palgrave MacMillan and has published articles on the British occupation of the Netherlands East Indies (1945-46) and on world trade.

Direct Number: +44 (0) 2476 54483
Mobile: 07876 876 948

Mike HaymesHaymes

International Partnerships Manager

Mike has worked for the University of Warwick since 2013. His current role involves supporting some of the University’s strategic initiatives including Warwick’s engagement in Europe. Mike works with the Director of European Strategy, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and academic and administrative stakeholders to provide strategic and operational management across activities within the European Strategy, including the University's partnerships with L'Université Paris Seine and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Direct Number: +44 (0) 2476 50034

Denise HewlettDenise

International Partnerships Officer

Denise works with the Lead of European Strategy, Pro-Vice Chancellor and academic and administrative stakeholders to provide strategic and operational management across activities within the European Strategy. She is responsible for promoting funding opportunities throughout the University, coordinating activities, promoting the University of Warwick in Brussels and more widely in Europe and managing and coordinating communications with the Warwick Brussels office, including managing a room booking process for use of the Office space.

Direct Number: +44 (0) 2476 575356