Dr. Rebecca Ward is responsible for technical design and implementation oversight of higher education programs.
Prior to joining IREX, Rebecca was based in Zambia as the Academic Partnership Manager for the University of Bolton’s portfolio of programs in Malawi, Botswana and Zambia. In this role she coordinated the international delivery teams, provided staff training in pedagogy and academic administration, developed and ensured compliance with quality assurance procedures, and mentored local partner staff. She was also Program Leader for a Master of Public Administration and regularly lectured on programs in the Africa hub, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.
Prior to this, she managed donor-funded collaborative university projects and evaluated publicly-funded higher education initiatives whilst at the North West Universities Association and, previously, SQW Consulting.
Rebecca holds a PhD from the University of Manchester in Innovation Management and Policy, which focused on the role of universities in ‘open’ innovation systems. She received her BSc from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Management Sciences with International Studies.