Leonie Shanks

Leonie Shanks
Universities UK
Policy Researcher
Leonie is a policy researcher for Universities UK, working across the research and innovation and skills teams. She currently focusses on projects relating to research integrity and open access, and is also conducting research into the future of degree apprenticeships.

Prior to joining Universities UK, Leonie worked as Project Lead at the Innovation Unit, a social enterprise specialising in radical social innovation and service design, where she led and developed the organisation’s qualitative research methodologies across health, education and local government projects. 

Leonie holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of London.