Nicola is currently working on her PhD with FixOurFood, based in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York. Her research focuses on how school food procurement can impact health and wellbeing outcomes for all children, working towards a more equal, healthier nation in conjunction with regenerating our natural environment. She is passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of all children through nutrition and diet and has been directly involved in school food transformation and the implementation of a whole school approach to food as Chair of Governors at a Yorkshire primary school.
Nicola has 30 years of experience in senior and executive roles in domestic and international, industry leading, businesses working with boards and committees from both the public and private sector. She specialises in risk management, transformational change and restructure, and has extensive experience of using effective monitoring and evaluation to define and drive change. She has worked with a broad range of industries to understand organisational drivers, establish or revise strategic direction and develop supporting actions and policies. She brings a diversity of thought and experience of working in a collaborative manner with key stakeholders and large interdisciplinary teams.
She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants and a Registered Associate Nutritionist, with a first class BA (hons) in Business Studies and an MSc with distinction in Nutrition.