Head of Research, The Centre for Education and Youth
Ellie ensures that research continuously shapes our thinking and underpins our work at the Centre for Education and Youth, as well as supporting the team to conduct high quality, robust research that leads to changes in policy and practice.
She has carried out research into widening participation, youth homelessness and the impact of literacy interventions in prisons. She is the co-author of a series of five reports on inequalities in higher education with King’s College London’s Widening Participation department, including Partners in Progression, which examines parents’ engagement in their childrens post-18 education.
Ellie brings experience of Psychology research and the early years to the team and believes that excellent education should be available to all children and young people. She previously worked as a reception teacher having joined the founding cohort of the Teach First Early Years programme and worked alongside Teach First to develop the Early Years Programme and as a researcher for Teach First and the Behavioural Insights Team.