Jake Broadhurst is Head of Global Projects in Edinburgh Global at The University of Edinburgh. Jake works in partnership to lead participatory design and delivery of educational and research projects in the UK and internationally.
Current projects include supporting transnational education and research partnerships and leading the implementation of a global cities engagement plan. Jake also has a strong interest in opening access to higher education.
From 2013 to 2015 Jake was Head of the Global Academies Directorate at the University of Edinburgh – a role that involved facilitating, coordinating and implementing interdisciplinary responses to global challenges in health, development, justice and environment.
Previously Jake project managed the implementation phase of Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation - a programme jointly funded by DFID, NERC and ESRC; and coordinated the implementation of a portfolio of online masters in the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Vet Medicine.
Before joining the University of Edinburgh, jobs included project manager for a rural health NGO in Andhra Pradesh, India; and various roles in TV commercial production in Spain.
Jake was awarded the 2011 Principal’s Medal for Outstanding Service in recognition of his role in developing distance education in health, contribution to capacity-building educational activities in developing countries, and involvement in establishing the University’s Global Academies. In 2013 he founded TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration from University of Edinburgh; a MSc in Applied Computing from Dundee University; and an MSc (Hons) Environmental Studies from Northumbria University.