Nicky Buckley

Associate Director at Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge

Nicola Buckley
Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy

Nicky manages the Fellowships and Networks at CSaP. She also develops CSaP's academic networks and interactions with other universities. Nicky is the institutional lead for the Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) project, funded by Research England. As part of the CAPE project, Nicky was seconded for a year to the Knowledge Exchange Unit in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) to help Select Committees in UK Parliament generate Areas of Research Interest and disseminate these to the academic community nationally.

Nicky is one of the Vice-Chairs of the Universities Policy Engagement Network, responsible for strategic partnerships.

Previously, Nicky was the Head of Public Engagement in the Office of External Affairs & Communications at the University of Cambridge. Nicola managed the annual Cambridge Science Festival and founded and managed the Cambridge Festival of Ideas and Open Cambridge programmes.

Nicky is also chair of Trustees of the Cambridge Junction, an arts organisation and venue.

  • In news articles

    Giving Advice to Government: Insights for Early Career Researchers

    How should researchers synthesise diverse evidence and construct compelling answers to policy questions? What are the differences between being an honest broker of information and an issue advocate? How can early-career researchers get involved with the world of policy?

  • In news articles

    Professional Development Training for Careers in Policymaking

    On 26 February 2021, the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) hosted the fourth seminar in the ‘Being Heard’ seminar series, a professional development programme for PhD students within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Students were joined by invited guests including doctoral researcher Fleur Nash, Dr Rachel Cooper (Strategy Director, Cabinet Office) and Nicola Buckley (Associate Director of CSaP).