Celeste joined the EEF in September 2018 and is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations.
Prior to this, she was the Research and Evaluation manager at the education charity The Brilliant Club, responsible for designing and conducting research and innovation projects. Before entering the field of education in 2016, Celeste was an academic researcher with expertise in neurocognitive development. She completed her PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London in 2013.
Her published work include studies on the effect of toddler touchscreen use on sleep and visual attention, and research on the neurocognitive and genetic mechanisms underlying developmental conditions in children and adolescents, including ADHD and autism. Celeste is also a school governor for Roehampton Church of England Primary School, where she chairs the Curriculum and Personnel Committee.