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Kathryn O'Loan

Kathryn has significant senior level public policy experience, shaping strategy and managing complex stakeholder environments to deliver a positive impact for learners and staff. She joins QAA from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC), the tertiary education and research authority in Scotland, where she was Assistant Director, Access, Learning and Outcomes. She had strategic oversight for SFC’s quality assurance and enhancement agenda across further and higher education provision in Scotland’s colleges and universities. This included leading the development of the high-profile recommendation within SFC’s Review of Sustainability and Coherence – for a tertiary approach to quality. Kathryn also leads SFC’s quality agenda at UK level, including relationships and collaboration with partners across Wales and Northern Ireland. Before her career at SFC, Kathryn managed Community Education and Education for Sustainability programmes across a range of non-departmental public bodies and universities

QAA is responsible for the quality assurance of universities and other higher education institutions which have credit rated provision.


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