Nicol Savinetti is a Facilitator and the DEIB Network Manager with a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Tampere, Finland. Nicol’s passion lies in understanding and managing difference and diversity, and promoting the practice of inclusion by challenging norms and diversifying networks, as well as through knowledge exchange and empathetic dialogue. Her PhD dissertation focused on among other things the extent to which privileged migrants in India mobilize social capital and how this impacted their expat experience.
Although no longer in the academy, Nicol continues to write and publish papers, most recently about the impact of Brexit on Nordic migrants in the UK and Brits abroad (article for Sociology); on empathy and the future of work (whitepaper for Human Hotel); and on social networking (article for a French arts periodical De Facto).
Prior to starting her PhD in 2007, Nicol successfully ran the Danish Living Crash Course Network at Living Institute; since completion in 2015, Nicol has applied her research findings in Denmark by founding a norm-creative non-profit arts organisation and network, IMMART. She has also held positions as Project Manager at the anti-trafficking NGO, HopeNow, as Managing Editor of the academic journal Asia in Focus, and is an Associate Consultant at Global CSR where she works with human rights and business. Nicol is a member of the Nordic Network of Norm-Critical Leadership.
Permanently based in Denmark for the past 23 years, Nicol is British-born, Italian-married, and has Jamaican and Indian heritage. She is fluent in Danish and German and has lived and worked in Germany, Australia, Spain and South Africa for extended periods.