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Rachael Kirwan

Rachael Kirwana

Programme and Evaluation Manager

 r dot l dot kirwan at warwick dot ac dot uk

 +44 (0)24 76 574189

  R2.11, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Rachael provides senior practitioner support to Warwick’s research community on global sustainable development. This includes the provision of full life-cycle support to develop a community of researchers, research supervisors, and stakeholders, to create new and equitable research partnerships with impact to global sustainable development challenges.

Leading on a university-wide programme that brings together transdisciplinary research groups and external stakeholders to create new research collaborations and subsequent research proposals in partnership with Research and Impact Services is a key part of her role. In addition, the Programme and Evaluation Manager will support the provision of guidance around the UN Sustainable Development Goals with regards to how groups across the University may collaborate with external stakeholders in equitable partnerships to generate excellent research.

Rachael will also provide guidance to academic colleagues on the planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects to deliver impact towards the UN SDGs, for example using methods such as theory of change.

Rachael is the first point of contact for all administrative matters at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development (IGSD).


Previously, Rachael worked for Warwick's Global Research Priorities, facilitating and supporting interdisciplinary research. She has been fortunate to explore and experience varied pathways within the university’s engagement portfolio, ranging from high profile Industry Days to Materials Week to Widening Participation activities. Her engagement with these diverse communities additionally benefits from involvement as a foundation fellow with the Institute for Engagement.