Nicola Buckley

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

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Associate Director, Centre for Science and Policy

Nicola leads the Policy Fellowships team at CSaP. She is responsible for a programme matching Policy Fellows to relevant academics, developing CSaP's academic networks and interactions with other universities.

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

Prior to that, Nicola worked as Fundraising Manager within three charities. She was also a secondee to the Science and Society team in the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

Nicola has an MA in History and an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc in Science and Society from the Open University.

Nicola 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).