Nikki Pockett

Knowledge Exchange Manager
Research and Enterprise Office
 Nikki Pockett


Ask me about
  • Knowledge exchange activity - consultancy, contract research, IP and patents, KTPs and Innovation Vouchers
  • Engaging with business, public sector and not-for-profit organisations
  • Internal and external funding to support the commercialisation of your research and expertise including EPF
  • Accessing Essex academic expertise, knowledge and funding mechanisms to support research, innovation & development of your organisation
  • Protecting intellectual property, patents, spin outs, licensing routes and NDAs/MTAs


Nikki is responsible for supporting researchers from across the university and external organisations to plan for and develop knowledge exchange projects and actvity. Nikki provides guidance on: Strategic KE planning within SHSC, SRES, Psychology and SLS Identification of Tender and Quotation opportunities, and preparation of responses Project costings (via Unit4) for KE-related projects Stakeholder/account management Tracking, monitoring and collecting data pertaining to the KEF The potential impact of your KE project Applications to internal and external funds such as Innovation vouchers, Enterprise Project Fund, IAA, KEEP+ and TALE Nikki also: Highlights opportunities for cross-departmental research projects Supports the incorporation of KE and IP into grant applications Acts as an intermediary on contracting, ethics and partnership management issues Identifies new potential external and internal partners/beneficiaries Connects academics with colleagues in Enterprise and Research, Communication and External Relations and the Centre for Public Engagement.


  • MSc Health Research University of Essex (2019)

  • BSc (Hons) Social Sciences with Sociology The Open University (2015)

  • APM Project Management (2016)

  • PRINCE2 Project Management (2014)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Patient and Public Involvement

+44 (0) 1206 873253


6.323, Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Full-time Monday-Friday