Dr Katerina Kolyva is the Executive Director of the Council of Deans of Health, the UK network of universities that deliver healthcare programmes and research.
In this role, she leads the strategy of the organisation, engages with government and parliament across the UK and influences policy in the field of higher education and research. Prior to joining the Council of Deans, Katerina held director roles in UK healthcare regulation and worked with the EU Commission and Parliament as an expert on education and culture policy.
Katerina holds a PhD in European studies and MA in international relations from the University of Kent. She held two Marie Curie Fellowships funded by the EU and a national fellowship funded by the Danish Government and taught identity politics and EU policy in Denmark, the UK, Belgium, Lithuania and Jordan. She speaks five European languages fluently, having lived and worked in six European countries.