Rebecca Ehata

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BA Archaeology (Cambridge), MA International Politics (Manchester), PhD Politics (Manchester)

Previous experience

As careers adviser and strategic lead for researchers, Rebecca provides support for research staff across the university through 1:1 appointments and the delivery of bespoke seminars, workshops and career development programmes. She assists researchers aiming for both academic and industry careers, and has a special interest in helping researchers to explore routes out of academia.

Rebecca works closely with fellow careers adviser for researchers Chris Jeffs, and with colleagues in the Researcher Hub, divisional researcher development teams and Research Services. She also leads the Careers Service cluster for careers in Education and Academia.

Prior to joining the Careers Service Rebecca taught at the University of Manchester (human rights and international politics) and completed postdoctoral work at the University of Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention (migration and social rights). Beyond academia, she has worked in fields including international organisations, teaching, publishing, research institutes and the UK charity sector, where she undertook project management, policy, leadership and consultancy roles. Having spent a decade working outside the UK, Rebecca has insight into a variety of work cultures and the particular challenges faced by the university’s international researcher community.

Colleges & departments

Rebecca collaborates with Kellogg College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony’s College and Wolfson College.

She is the link careers adviser for Harwell and Begbroke Science Park, and for the departments of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, International Development, The Oxford Martin School, Social Policy and Intervention, and Sociology.

She supports several departments in the Medical Sciences Division with fellow careers adviser Claire Chesworth,

To see when Rebecca is available for appointments, browse the appointments on CareerConnect.

Areas of interest

Academia and education, Professional roles in HE, Transitioning out of academia, Social Policy, Charities and NGOs, EFL Teaching, International Organisations.

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