Head of Policy,
Stephanie Smith is Head of Policy at the Russell Group and is primarily responsible for policy relating to research and innovation, the EU and Brexit, and international and immigration issues. She joined the organisation from Universities UK International in 2014, where she helped to found UUKi’s Go International policy programme. Stephanie began her career in education policy at the Royal Society of Arts. The main focus of Stephanie’s current work includes the impact of Brexit on universities, immigration reform and the role of university R&D in the economy and society. Stephanie holds an MSc in European Politics and a BSc in Political Science, both from the London School of Economics.