University of Bath

Dr Nicky Kemp Director of Policy & Planning

The Director of Policy and Planning supports the University’s strategic and operational planning, risk management and performance monitoring activities.


Dr Nicky Kemp was appointed Director of Policy and Planning in 2008. She plays a key role in supporting institutional planning activities, liaison with the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and risk management.


Nicky Kemp joined the University of Bath in 1997 as a member of the Registrar's Office. She had central responsibility for quality support, including QAA subject reviews, institutional audit and collaborative partnerships with regional FE colleges.

In 1999, she became Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor, working closely with the top management team to develop and support the implementation of institutional initiatives, policies and strategies.

From February 2008 to April 2012, she was also responsible for the University's Corporate Communications Services.


Nicky graduated from the University of Bath in 1983 with a BSc in Applied Biology and received a PhD in Zoology from the University of London in 1987. She also obtained an MA in Historical Studies from the University of Greenwich in 1990. Before joining the University of Bath as a member of staff, she was a Faculty Registrar for the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Greenwich.