Working to make government more effective

Nicola Blacklaws

IfG Academy Researcher and Recruitment Manager

Nicola is the Institute’s recruitment manager, and is responsible for all our recruitment processes. She is also an IfG Academy researcher, working as part of the team that develops and delivers our professional development resources for ministers and civil servants.  

Nicola completed a PhD in history in 2019, and joined the Institute later that year as PA to the programme directors. Alongside her postgraduate study, she worked as secretary to the trustees and executive committee of Leicestershire Victoria County History Trust, a historical research charity, and as an associate tutor in the University of Leicester’s Career Development Service. 

All work

10 MAY 2023 Interview

George Eustice

George Eustice reflects on his time in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

12 FEB 2021 Interview

Baroness Fairhead

Baroness Fairhead was interviewed on 12 February 2021 for the Institute for Government’s Ministers Reflect project.

08 JAN 2021 Interview

Margot James

Margot James reflects on serving in a government with a small parliamentary majority and during the political turmoil of exiting the European Union.