Imperial College London


Central FacultyInternational Relations Office

Senior International Relations Manager (Europe)



+44 (0)20 7594 1254h.kerst




Faculty BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Heather develops and manages key external relationships in Europe with higher education institutions, national governments, funding organisations and other stakeholders, and supports the College in its efforts to establish and strengthen partnerships in these regions.

Prior to joining Imperial, Heather worked at Georgetown University, at both the Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar campuses. At the Qatar campus she was Senior Assistant Dean for the BSFS Program, managing the curriculum and academic policies of Georgetown's premier international relations undergraduate program.  She developed and taught two undergraduate courses, and developed strategic partnerships with external stakeholders for Georgetown School of Foreign Service's first academic internship programme.  At the Washington, D.C. campus, she managed an interdisciplinary technology graduate programme, international graduate admissions, and research projects dealing with Latin America.

Heather studied Latin American Studies, diplomacy and history for her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

Contact Heather for:

Information about Imperial's international engagement with partners in the Europe, including:

  • Information about existing College collaborations and models for partnership
  • Briefings on the political or higher education context
  • Incoming or outgoing visits to the region
  • Establishing a Memorandum of Understanding or similar agreement with a partner
  • Research/Collaboration seed funds