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Patricia Ambrose

Patricia Ambrose joined the Institute in April 2012 as its Deputy Director. Her role includes strategic and organisational management, governance, external relations and co-ordination of research funding applications.

Most of Patricia's career has been spent in higher education policy development, including time as a Policy Adviser at Universities UK and as Chief Executive of GuildHE, the representative membership organisation for specialist and smaller higher education institutions. From 2007, Patricia was an Associate Director at SQW Consulting, an economic and social development consultancy. In this role, she developed her expertise in research and evaluation and directed a diverse range of projects covering topics such as widening participation in language learning, graduate employability, teaching and learning enhancement, the internationalisation of higher education and sustainable development. Clients included Government departments, the Higher Education Funding Councils, professional organisations and universities.

Patricia's first degree is in English Language and Literature and she also has two master's qualifications (in Higher & Further Education and Victorian Literature) and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. She is a Fellow of the Top Management Programme for Higher Education and of the Royal Society of Arts.

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