The WISE Research Series


Ms Susan Kippels

Position: Acting Research Manager, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Country: United Arab Emirates

Susan Kippels is the Acting Research Manager at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research. She previously conducted research for UNICEF, undertook advocacy work with an international NGO in Uganda, and managed a business in Lebanon. With UNICEF, Susan researched non-formal education strategies as well as early learning in emergency contexts. Her current research interests at the Al Qasimi Foundation include philanthropy and education, private education in the Gulf, and Arab migrant teachers. Susan holds a dual bachelor’s degree in Economics and Arabic from the University of Notre Dame as well as a master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.