Mrs Lucy Wicksteed

About me

I am RBI's lead for research and business engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law.

I help support colleagues in FBL to build relationships with potential collaborators and obtain external funding for research, business engagement and knowledge exchange activities. Part of my role is to support the Faculty in meeting its strategy and implementation plans for collaborative work.

RBI supports a wide number of funding opportunities that help the university to work with organisations across the UK. This includes Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Innovation 4 Growth and other funding schemes.

I can help colleagues

  • Maximise their current contacts
  • Identify potential partners
  • Receive support for applications (Innovate UK, Research Councils, Horizon 2020)
  • Put together bespoke projects
  • Help with costing, pricing, bid writing and contracts
  • Gain access to specialist advice e.g. IP/tech transfer and Impact

Area of expertise

I joined the University in 2011 as Policy Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor.

Before joining UWE, I held various roles in policy, strategy and stakeholder management - most recently at the competition media regulator Ofcom where I led teams of lawyers, economists and market/business analysts to deliver evidence-based policy solutions to regulatory issues such as 'silent calls' and 'bill shock'.

Prior to that I was Policy Adviser at the National Consumer Council where I undertook research and lobbied government on Data Protection, Freedom of Information and e-Commerce policy.

I have a BA (Hons) in Law and Politics from the University of Hull and studied at the College of Law, London.