Dr nikki soo cv


Royal Holloway, University of London 2018 PhD Politics & International Relations

King’s College London 2013 MA Public Policy

Royal Holloway, University of London 2012 MSc Politics & International Relations

National University of Singapore 2011 BA Political Science; Communications and New Media 


The Sir Bernard Crick Centre, University of Sheffield October 2018 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Politics, University of Manchester April 2018 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Responsible for qualitative research design and recruiting audience sample to participate in online time diaries; management and analysis of textual data collected; integration of qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered.

Constitution Unit, University College London Oct 2017 – Feb 2018

Research Intern, Parliamentary Candidates UK

Conducted preliminary quantitative data analysis and entry on UK MPs and candidates constituency activities.


Age UK, London Apr 2014 – Sep 2014

Research Intern, Public Affairs

Responsible for researching media narrative on older people; composed media guide for the Age Action Alliance targeted at raising awareness. Distributed amongst 650 members of the Alliance and relevant media agencies.


Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore Apr - Jul 2011

Research Assistant, Politics and Governance Cluster

Analysed and wrote quantitative and qualitative research on the Singapore General Elections 2011; policymaking; voter attitudes; demographics; historical background; results were compared with earlier elections in a longitudinal evaluation.


Singapore Institute of International Affairs Mar – Oct 2010

Policy Research Intern [Awarded Eric Teo Fellowship]

Planned and facilitated environmental dialogue and related media liaison in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in conjunction with the inaugural Shell Eco-Marathon Asia involving 45 participants from across Asia.

Researched and co-wrote Institute’s policy papers, including Special Report on Anti-Corruption and Governance; Shell Special Report on Energy and the Environment.



SPSS, R, Microsoft Excel

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator


English Native

Mandarin Fluent