Education Endowment Foundation:What works? Embedding evidence in education recovery

What works? Embedding evidence in education recovery

Two day conference & workshop

26th – 27th May, 2022 Barcelona, Spain

What works? Embedding evidence in education recovery” is a two day conference in partnership with La Caixa” Foundation.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and EduCaixa will be hosting a two-day conference in Barcelona for international organisations committed to closing the poverty related achievement gap and ending educational inequality through the use of evidence:

  • Day one: How evidence is leveraged and embedded in practice and policy partnerships.
  • Day two: Programmes and approaches of promise which have been effectively used and scaled in multiple contexts.

Over both days there will be a series of workshops which will address practical challenges and approaches to evidence generation and use.

The agenda for the conference along with a programme of workshop sessions can be downloaded below. 

Professor Becky Francis

Chief Executive

Professor Becky Francis

Professor Becky Francis (FBA, FAcSS, PhD) is Chief Executive Officer of the Education Endowment Foundation.

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Elisa Durán

Deputy General Manager, la Caixa Foundation

Elisa Durán

Elisa Durán is the Deputy General Manager of la Caixa” Foundation.

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Sisera Simon PMP, MEd., BSc

Head, Education Development Managment Unit, OECS Commission

Sisera Simon PMP, MEd., BSc

Sisera is the Head of Education Management Unit, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Commission.

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Maria Espinet

Evidence-based Education Manager, la Caixa Foundation

Maria Espinet

Maria Espinet is Director of EduCaixa, at the la Caixa” Foundation in Spain.

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Professor Nuno Crato

University of Lisbon, President of Iniciativa Educação

Professor Nuno Crato

Nuno Crato, GCIH, GCIP, is President of Iniciativa Educação, university professor, researcher, applied mathematician, economist, educator, and writer.

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Daniel Gonzalez

Director, Fundació Flos i Calcat (Spain)

Daniel Gonzalez

Daniel the Director of Fundació Flos i Calcat.

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Núria Vives Font

Programme Leader, EduCaixa, la Caixa Foundation

Núria Vives Font

Núria Vives Font is a Programme Leader at EduCaixa, part of the la Caixa” Foundation in Spain.

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Anna Molero

Chief Government Officer at Teach For All

Anna Molero

Anna leads Teach For All’s efforts to develop and grow meaningful partnerships with public sector organizations.

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Stuart Mathers

Head of Dissemination and Impact

Stuart Mathers

Stu leads the EEF’s Dissemination and Impact team.

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Chris Paterson

Director of Impact

Chris Paterson

Chris is responsible for integrating and overseeing the EEF’s impact and mobilisation activities. 

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Laurenz Mahlanza-Langer

Senior researcher and evidence synthesis portfolio lead, Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg

Laurenz Mahlanza-Langer

Laurenz is a senior researcher and the evidence synthesis portfolio lead for the Africa Centre for Evidence at the University of Johannesburg.

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Amy Faux

International Project Manager

Amy Faux

Amy manages EEF’s international partnerships, supporting the use of more and better evidence in education systems across the globe.

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Constanza Gonzalez Parrao

Evaluation Specialist and Education Lead, 3ie

Constanza Gonzalez Parrao

Constanza Gonzalez Parrao is an Evaluation Specialist at 3ie’s Synthesis and Reviews Office.

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Amy Clark

Senior Programme Manager

Amy Clark

Amy is a Senior Programme Manager on the EEF’s Programmes team.

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Danielle Toon

Co-Director, Evidence for Learning

Danielle Toon

Danielle is responsible for Evidence for Learning‘s strategy, products, projects and partnerships.

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Miquel de Paladella

Founder and CEO

Miquel de Paladella

Miquel de Paladella is the founder and CEO of UpSocial, a firm specialised in implementing and scaling innovative solutions to social problems.

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Nóra Révai

Project Leader, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

Nóra Révai

Nóra Révai leads the OECD’s Strengthening the Impact of Education Research project and is an analyst in the AI and the Future of Skills project.

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Nick Worsley

Head of Policy

Nick Worsley

Nick leads on the EEF’s policy development and liaison work. 

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Rachel Wilkinson,

Head of Pupil Premium Policy, Department for Education

Rachel Wilkinson,

Rachel Wilkinson is the Head of Pupil Premium Policy at the Department for Education (DfE).

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Professor Steve Higgins

Durham University, Professor of Education, Durham University

Professor Steve Higgins

Professor Steve Higgins is Professor of Education at Durham University.

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Berenice Villanueva Aguilera

Research Associate, School of Education, Durham University

Berenice Villanueva Aguilera

Berenice Villanueva Aguilera is a Research Associate at Durham University.

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Aweh Akofu

Teacher and Research Fellow, eBASE Africa

Aweh Akofu

Aweh is affiliated with eBASE Africa as a research assistant on basic education and access to household energy for cooking and reading using solar energy.

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Mia Travers-Hayward

Early Pipeline Development Lead

Mia Travers-Hayward

Mia leads on the delivery of the early pipeline development project activity.

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Cesc Masdéu

Secondary Teacher, Escola Virolai (Spain)

Cesc Masdéu

Cesc Masdéu is a Secondary Teacher at Escola Virolaiin Barcelona.

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Greg Ross

Associate Professor (Teaching), UCL Institute of Education

Greg Ross

Greg Ross is an Associate Professor (Teaching) at UCL Institute of Education.

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Dante Castillo-Canales

Director of Innovative Policies and Practices, SUMMA

Dante Castillo-Canales

Dante Castillo is director of Innovative Education Policies and Practices at SUMMA.

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Maud Seghers

Global Strategic Education Advisor, Youth, VVOB

Maud Seghers

Maud Seghers is a Global Strategic Education Advisor at VVOB – education for development.

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Sarah Tillotson

Senior Programme Manager

Sarah Tillotson

Sarah manages a range of grants and leads the EEF’s work on two themes: Early Years and Language and Literacy.

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Carol de Britos

Primary Teacher, Escola Virolai (Spain)

Carol de Britos

Carol is a primary teacher and head of Cicle Superior at Escola Virolai.

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Rocio Garcia Carrion

Ikerbasque and Ramón y Cajal Fellow, University of Deusto

Rocio Garcia Carrion

Dr. Rocío García-Carrión is Ikerbasque Research Fellow at University of Deusto.

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Maysoon Masoud

Research and Development Program Manager, Queen Rania Foundation

Maysoon Masoud

Maysoon Masoud is a Research & Development Program Manager at Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan.

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Colin Crossley

Programme Manager, Youth Impact

Colin Crossley

Colin is a programme manager at Youth Impact.

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Christine Kelly

Senior Evaluation Manager – International

Christine Kelly

Christine is responsible for the management of EEF evaluations.

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Lizzie Swaffield

National Delivery Manager

Lizzie Swaffield

Lizzie leads the regional team and regional working, including the Research Schools Network at the EEF.

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Siobhan Keddie

Regional Delivery Lead – East Midlands and the East of England

Siobhan Keddie

Siobhan is the EEF’s Regional Delivery Lead for the East Midlands and East of England.

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Javier González

Director, SUMMA

Javier González

Javier González is an economist specializing in education, inequality, social mobility, innovation and social development.

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Alex Quigley

National Content and Engagement Manager

Alex Quigley

Alex leads the development and quality assurance of EEF tools, resources and training.

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Kathryn Davies

Senior Programme Manager

Kathryn Davies

She/​Her

Kath is a Senior Programme Manager in the EEF’s Programmes team.

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Marta García-Matos

Maths Programme Manager, EduCaixa, la Caixa Foundation

Marta García-Matos

Marta García-Matos is a maths programme manager at the la Caixa” Foundation in Spain.

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Jonathan Kay

Head of Evidence Synthesis

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan is our Head of Evidence Synthesis.

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Professor Dr. Anantha Duraiappah

Director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP)

Professor Dr. Anantha Duraiappah

Anantha Duraiappah is the director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

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Vivian Welch

Chief Executive, Campbell Collaboration

Vivian Welch

Dr. Vivian Welch is editor-in-chief and acting CEO of the Campbell Collaboration.

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Birte Snilstveit

Director – Synthesis and Reviews, 3ie

Birte Snilstveit

Birte leads a dynamic team dedicated to the production and use of synthesised evidence to inform policy in low-and middle-income countries.

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Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona
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Spain