Nikol Chen (She/Her)

Design and Development Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
  • Laidlaw Foundation
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  • United Kingdom

About Nikol Chen

Hello! I have been with the Laidlaw Foundation for over 2 years, helping us strengthen the global Laidlaw community and expand our programmes to break the cycle of poverty, reduce inequality, and develop a new generation of leaders.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. I am a fan of all things human- and design-related, as well as an avid swimmer, obsessive podcast listener, documentary enthusiast, and film photography fan.

Drop me a line if you'd like to chat and let's connect on LinkedIn! 💬👀

I am a/an:

Staff Member/Trustee of the Laidlaw Foundation

Area of Expertise

Arts Humanities

Research Topic

Anthropology Design Health


University College London

I am from:


I speak:

English French Kazakh Russian

My hobbies/interests are:

Art Design Film & TV Music Photography Podcasts Politics & current events Reading Swimming Video/filmmaking Yoga

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


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Welcome, Cohort 2022!

A brief introduction to how you can begin using the Laidlaw Scholars Network to become a successful next-generation leader.

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Nov 17, 2022

What an amazing post, Saskia, thanks for sharing! So glad you enjoyed the conference, and your poster is totally genius! 

Sep 12, 2022

So stunning, Tim! Love it

Jun 14, 2022

Hi Andrew, best of luck with your research - it sounds fascinating! I was born & grew up in Kazakhstan and have visited Kyrgyzstan many times, I am sure that you will love it there :)

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May 06, 2022

Hi Ruby, congratulations on becoming a scholar and best of luck with your research! What are you most excited about for this summer? :) 

Jan 26, 2022

This is really cool, congrats Pearls! 

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Dec 20, 2021

What a fabulous year full of advances towards transforming lives through inspirational education, developing the next generation of leaders, and fuelling women in leadership! Can't wait to see what 2022 brings 🚀

Oct 12, 2021
Replying to Emma Franck-Gwinnell

This looks really interesting - is there any chance of spaces opening up for Scholars not from the 2020 cohort?

Hi Emma, yes, scholars from cohorts before 2020 can now register for the masterclass! 

Jun 07, 2021
Replying to Sebastian Rudden

Hi Nikol - does this include both Y1 and Y2 scholars?

Hi Sebastian, this event is only for Y1 scholars starting the programme in 2021. A recording of the session will be available after the event.