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 Nicola Pulman

Nicola Pulman

Project Manager

029 2074 4852
Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN


Nicola Pulman is the Project Manager for The Phoenix Project, Cardiff University, a 9-year collaborative partnership project between University of Namibia and Cardiff University. Nicola has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Energy Systems and the Environment and a BSc. Honours Degree in Environmental Studies.

Having worked and lived in Africa for two decades as a Project and Programme Manager, Nicola has experience of managing complex multifaceted projects and programmes in sub-Saharan Africa and UK, including:

  • Education programmes
  • Capacity strengthening
  • Project and programme management
  • Project design and planning
  • Resource management
  • Fundraising
  • Risk and issue management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Community engagement
  • International Sustainable development
  • Sustainable livelihoods
  • Wildlife reserve management
  • Wildlife conservation


Her interests in international development work stem from her work in Ghana where she lived for 2 years, coordinating a conservation non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to conserving endangered areas of community forest. Nicola continued her work in Africa working on a variety of projects for an international NGO in East and West Africa including 4 years working and residing in Nigeria, as the Deputy Director to a UK-based conservation NGO, working with forest communities on sustainable livelihoods and community development projects.

In the UK, Nicola managed a Wales-wide community development programme and she has also worked closely with UK Government to bring about positive changes, as a Campaigns Manager and as a Countryside Development Manager.

In her role at Cardiff University, Nicola combines her project management in Africa experience with her work with community engagement to manage The Phoenix Project.


Past projects