Our team of in-house researchers conduct educational research on policy and practice from around the world to inform policymakers and practitioners as well as our own work on the ground.
Tony McAleavy is Education Development Trust’s Research Director with corporate oversight of the educational impact of all Education Development Trust’s activities and our public domain research programme. Tony has worked extensively on school reform in many countries, particularly in the Middle East. He has an MA in Modern History from St John’s College, University of Oxford.
Dr Anna Riggall leads Education Development Trust's global programme of academic educational research and promotes evidence engagement across the organisation. She has over 20 years’ experience leading international educational research and holds an MA in Education & Development Studies and PhD in Education. She specialises in the areas of education system reform, education for marginalised groups including children with disabilities, girls and refugees, teacher development, leadership, accountability and education in emergencies.
Rachael has worked at Education Development Trust since 2016. With over six years’ experience that spans market and social research, she has successfully conducted large and small scale research and evaluation projects in a diverse range of countries (including Rwanda, Vietnam, Jordan and the UK). Rachael’s research interests and expertise are in system level reform at both national level and local level. She has an MA in Social Research Methods from Durham University, and is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Education at the University of Bath.
Ella is a researcher with particular expertise in girls’ education with ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, research and literature review. She has worked for clients including DFID, Plan International, the Varkey Foundation and UNGEI on research around girls’ access to schooling, skills development and tackling discriminatory social norms. Ella works closely with our programme teams in East Africa and is committed to the transformative impact of education for the most marginalised. Ella holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics.
From observing open-air lessons in South Sudan to crunching education data in spreadsheets, understanding how to help marginalised children learn, especially girls and children affected by conflict, has been the driving motivation behind Ruth’s career. Moving from teacher, to trainer, to researcher and adviser, Ruth is now Education Development Trust's expert on girls' education, education in conflict affected countries, and monitoring and evaluation in education development.
Donvan Amenya is Research and Insights Cordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa at Education Development Trust.
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