Matthew van Poortvliet

Head of Programmes

Matt leads EEF’s work on early years, character, and parental engagement. Within these areas, he is responsible for identifying promising interventions, managing trials, and developing EEF’s guidance for schools.

Prior to joining EEF in 2013, Matt worked for charity consultancy and think tank, New Philanthropy Capital, where he led research on children and young people, and published reports on child mental health, youth offending and early intervention. Previously, he worked as an English language teacher. He is currently studying for a PhD at UCL Institute of Education.