Vivienne is the Director of Universities UK International (UUKi) which represents UK universities around the world and works to enable them to flourish internationally.
Vivienne has over 20 years’ experience of working in higher education policy and politics at national and international level. Prior to her role in UUKi, Vivienne was Head of Political Affairs at Universities UK, and led the sector’s response to several major pieces of legislation relating to universities. Before that she worked for the Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee, and as policy specialist working on topics including quality, student experience, innovation and university-business links.
She is a member of several Boards and advisory committees, including the Education Sector Advisory Group of the Department for Education / Department for International Trade; the Board of UKRI’s Fund for International Collaboration; the Higher Education Sector Group and a board member of the Council of British International Schools.
She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where she studied English Literature.