Libby Hackett

Chief Executive of University Alliance, bringing together 22 of the most innovative and enterprising universities in the UK

Libby Hackett was appointed as the first Chief Executive of University Alliance in 2009 – representing 22 universities at the heart of the higher education sector to Government, Whitehall and the media.

She has extensive experience of working in the higher education policy environment. She joined University Alliance from The Russell Group of Universities where she was Director of Research and before that she had been a special advisor to the Parliamentary Select Committee for Education and Skills.

Libby started her career as an analyst at the Higher Education Funding Council for England, progressing to a senior policy role. She then joined the Higher Education Policy Institute from its establishment in 2002 as their first Senior Researcher.

She is a Senior Research Fellow in Higher Education Policy at the University of Lincoln. She has published various research papers with a focus on supply and demand in higher education, the graduate labour market and social mobility.

Libby studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Keble College, Oxford.

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