Dr Fatima Adam is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Zenex Foundation. She joined Zenex in 2012 after serving as Programme Director for Open Society Africa and in enrolment planning at the University of Johannesburg. In her current position, she provides specialist input into all programme/project evaluations commissioned by the Zenex Foundation, develops the organisation’s research strategy and agenda, and manages its research grants. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Transformation. Other academic qualifications include a B.Sc. (Chemistry) and a Master’s degree in Critical Thinking. The prospect of developing solutions to education challenges through the application of systematic project design and rigorous research design principles and practices is one of the big motivators for Fatima to be part of the Zenex Foundation team.