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Professor Nigel Healey

Provost/Deputy President

Time of assuming the current leadership role

On 12 October 2020, Professor Nigel Healey assumed his role as Interim Deputy President/Provost.

Previous experience and education

Nigel Healey is Professor of International Higher Education. His current research interests are in the internationalization of higher education, transnational education and higher education policy and management.  Prior to his appointment at the University of Limerick, he held senior academic positions at Fiji National University, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as teaching positions at the University of Leicester and Leeds Beckett University.

He has served as an economic policy advisor to the prime minister of Belarus and the deputy minister of economy of the Russian Federation and managed a number of multinational research and economic development projects in different parts of the world.  He is chair of the QS-APPLE academic conference committee and, until recently, a member of the Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).  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.