Nikol Chen (She/Her)

Design and Development Manager, Laidlaw Foundation
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About Nikol Chen

Hello! I have been with the Laidlaw Foundation for over 3 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 amateur naturalist, avid swimmer, and obsessive podcast listener. 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


University College London

Research Topic

Anthropology Design Health

Area of Expertise

Arts Humanities

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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Apr 04, 2023

Love this Claire, will definitely give it a listen!

Feb 27, 2023

Thanks for sharing Katelyn, it was lovely seeing you and your fellow scholars from TCD!

Jan 30, 2023

Congratulations Geraint, that's amazing! 

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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