Research and Enterprise contacts


Our Research and Enterprise (R&E) department is split into four teams. You can find out more about our different teams, and who to contact in the pages below. 

The team is led by Alicen Nickson, Director of Research and Enterprise. 

Alicen Nickson joins Royal Holloway from Brunel University, where she was the Deputy Director for Research Support and Development. During her time at Brunel, Alicen supported the growth of the team to provide a professional, proactive and facilitative central support service, and led the development of strategies, policies and working practices to underpin the University’s trebling of research income, development of interdisciplinary research communities and growth of industry partnerships. Prior to Brunel, Alicen managed the set-up and operationalisation of an ESRC funded research centre at the University of Oxford and was previously European Officer at the University of Southampton. Alicen has an active national and international professional network through engagement with Global Challenge communities, as a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Research Administration, and Committee member of the UK National Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA).


Research Services Office

Blue Grey

Research & Business Development


Research Impact


Doctoral Training Team


Intellectual Property and Contracts