Time of assuming the current leadership role

On 1 July 2022, Professor Nigel Healey assumed his role as Vice President Global and Community Engagement.

Previous experience and education

Dr Nigel Healey is Professor of International Higher Education and Vice-President Global and Community Relations at the University of Limerick.  Prior to joining the University of Limerick in 2020, he was Vice Chancellor of Fiji National University (2016-20), Pro-Vice Chancellor (International) at Nottingham Trent University (2011-16), Pro-Vice Chancellor International and Dean of UC Business School at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2004-11) and Dean of the Business School at Manchester Metropolitan University (2000-04).

He has a strong commitment to internationalisation and putting internationalisation at the heart of the student experience.  He is a Member of the Board of Governors of De Montfort University (Kazakhstan), the European Reform University Alliance Advisory Board and Chair of the QS Global Advisory Committee.  He has previously served terms as a Council Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and a Trustee of UKCISA.  His research interests are in the internationalisation of higher education, and particularly the management of transnational education partnerships.

He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Management and Leadership and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  He holds a BA (Hons.) Economics from the University of Nottingham, an MA Economics from the University of Leeds, an MBA from the University of Warwick, a DBA in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath and a PhD in Management from Nottingham Trent University.