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Dasha Ivkina MacDonald

Dasha Ivkina MacDonald

Profile summary

  • Academic Related Staff
  • Head of Student Success
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • Faculty Office
  • Professional Services

Professional biography

I am the Head of Student Success in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS). I identify and recommend improvements to ensure the Faculty's student success targets on retention, progression and qualification completion are achieved.

I joined The Open University in 2009 and worked as a Senior Manager (Strategy and Communications) and managed several European Commission funded FP6 and FP7 projects. Prior to joining the OU, I worked as an international Learning & Development Consultant.

Qualifications

I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Business Studies with Economics. I am a qualified Prince2 Practitioner and Six Sigma Green Belt. My specialist areas are project management, research communications and blended learning solutions.