Jessica McIvor

Head of Special Projects

As Head of Special Projects, Jessica manages a variety of different projects within the Commission including the virtual exchange Global Challenges Teaching Awards, the UK University Membership programme and relations with UK university partners, and UK outreach through the Fulbright Champions programme.

Originally from Belfast, she studied modern languages and European studies at the University of Southampton and spent time abroad studying in Barcelona, Spain and in Nanjing, China, as well as working in Germany. Before joining the Commission, she completed her PhD co-funded by the University of Southampton and the University of Bristol on gender, war, and photography in Ireland and Spain. In her role as Head of Special Projects, she is excited to bring together her passion for cultural exchange and experience in higher education to help to facilitate inter-cultural exchange for others and drive innovative approaches to international education.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys bouldering and she is looking forward to exploring London’s museums and galleries.