Our Team

Here at Evidence Based Education, we love what we do. We combine years of experience in teaching and school leadership, in conducting research into educational leadership and evaluation, and in policy advice to the UK Government’s Department for Education.

This rare combination allows us to take an objective view on effective uses of evidence in education, while also developing pragmatic, thought-provoking training and tools, designed for the complex professional lives of teachers and school leaders (lives we have lived).

Who are #wEBE?

  • Prof Dr Stuart Kime
    Prof Dr Stuart Kime Co-founder and Director of Education

    Stuart oversees the design and delivery of EBE’s learning and development programmes for teachers and leaders. His work is concerned with helping educators understand and make appropriate use of the best available research evidence to promote learner outcomes.

    He is a qualified teacher of English, and worked as a classroom teacher, middle leader and senior leader in secondary schools between 2001 and 2011. Stuart studied for his doctorate with Profs Rob Coe and Steve Higgins at Durham University, developing interests in the areas of evaluation design and teachers’ professional learning. In 2014, he took on the role of Policy Fellow in the UK Government’s Department for Education.

    Stuart is currently Visiting International Professor in the Hector Research Institute for Education Sciences and Psychology at the Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, a member of the Editorial Board of Impact, and Chair of Governors at Ferryhill Station Primary School in County Durham.

  • Jack Deverson
    Jack Deverson Co-founder and Managing Director

    Jack is the Managing Director of EBE. It is his responsibility to ensure that the business runs smoothly and efficiently, and he manages the people, finance and business development sides of the organisation, as well as some delivery of our work too.

    In 2019, he led EBE to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, and was also highly commended in the Institute of Directors’ North East and Yorkshire Director of the Year Awards in the Young Director category.

    Jack has a First in Chinese and German from Newcastle University. He was awarded The Newcastle University Prize for Excellence in Chinese for his final year’s studies and also holds awards for languages from the University of Hainan, China. He also holds national representative honours in two sports, and is a keen musician, runner and cyclist in his spare time, as well as volunteering as Enterprise Adviser for St Aidan’s Catholic Academy, Sunderland, and as a tutor with The Access Project.

  • Rob Coe
    Rob Coe Director of Research and Development

    Rob Coe joined EBE in February 2019 from his role as Professor of Education at Durham University. In 1999, Rob wrote the Manifesto for Evidence-Based Education, a document which inspired us to set up EBE, and continues to shape the work we do, 20 years on.

    Rob has contributed to a number of influential reports, including EBE’s Great Teaching Toolkit: Evidence Review, the Sutton Trust’s What Makes Great Teaching?, the Education Endowment Foundation’s Teaching and Learning Toolkit, and the Teacher Development Trust’s Developing Great Teaching. He is a member of advisory groups for a wide range of educational organisations.

  • Hannah Bickerdike
    Hannah Bickerdike Course Developer and Analyst

    In her dual role of Course Developer and Analyst, Hannah uses feedback data to understand how teachers use EBE’s courses, including which aspects they like and which could be improved. She works within the Product Team to apply these insights to the evolving Great Teaching Toolkit courses.

    Alongside her PhD, Hannah acted as a tutor and demonstrator for Geography undergraduates at Durham University. She has also worked in a pastoral role within a local school and as a research consultant in the planning sector.

  • Alex Turnbull
    Alex Turnbull Senior Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager

    Alex is our Senior Marketing & Customer Relationship Manager, and is responsible for much of the contact with prospective and existing customers. He has specific responsibility for our online CPD, though works across the whole range of EBE’s services.

    He leads on much of our outbound marketing, the delivery on our CRM system, analytics and customer engagement statistics, as well as overseeing our customer support.

  • Ciaran Elliott
    Ciaran Elliott Website and Media Editor

    Ciaran is the in-house IT technician & website developer. He resolves most internal and external tech issues here at EBE.

    As well as solving hardware issues, Ciaran is responsible for monitoring and updating the website and other EBE platforms. He also creates most of the videos for our training programmes.

  • C.J. Rauch
    C.J. Rauch Head of Teaching and Learning

    As Head of Teaching and Learning, C.J. works on the training that EBE provides. He taught history at a secondary state school in his home state of New Jersey before moving to the UK to undertake a masters. He is currently completing his PhD in education at Cambridge University; his research explores teacher education and teaching beliefs. C.J. has also taught undergraduate educational psychology and worked in education project evaluation.

  • Ibrahim El Sanosi
    Ibrahim El Sanosi Software Developers & System Operators (DevOps)

    Ibrahim is our Software Developer and System Operator working on development of technology solutions and tools. Also, he ensures the system processes work smoothly around the organisation.

    Ibrahim received his BSc in Computer Science from Sebha University, Libya, and then in 2008 his MSc in Advanced Computer Science from Newcastle University. He was awarded a PhD in Computer Science in 2018, also from Newcastle University. Ibrahim spent 18 years in academia, as a student, demonstrator, teaching assistant and latterly lecturer. His interests include software development, web technologies, problem troubleshooting, API integration, testing, big data analysis and distributed systems.

  • Lindsay Morlock
    Lindsay Morlock Schools Liaison Coordinator

    Lindsay is our Schools Liaison Coordinator, working closely with the Great Teaching Toolkit team to develop the Evidence Review into a suite of tools and training opportunities. She manages communications with schools involved in the development and supports teachers to trial the toolkit instruments within their classrooms. Lindsay is a Teach First Ambassador and taught MFL in local secondary schools after studying for degrees at the Universities of Cambridge and St Andrews prior to joining EBE.

  • John Jenkinson
    John Jenkinson Head of International Development

    John is our Head of International Development, responsible for building and maintaining relationships with governments, multi-academy trusts and partners around the world.

    Previously an international trade adviser for the UK’s Department for International Trade, John acted as sector lead for education, and delivered strategic business initiatives for clients and institutions. He has guest lectured at both Northumbria and Durham University, and has a degree in Linguistics and Mandarin Chinese from Newcastle University.

  • Matt McGinlay
    Matt McGinlay Head of Standardised Assessment

    Matt is our in-house expert on standardised assessment data, and how they can be used effectively by various stakeholders in schools. He knows CEM assessments inside-out, and provides a truly pragmatic approach when discussing, training or writing about how schools can make use of the feedback.

    Matt is currently part of our Great Teaching Toolkit project team, focussing on developing a range of courses that will help the teachers we work with become even better!

  • Jamie Scott
    Jamie Scott Director of Partnerships

    Jamie is our Director of Partnerships. He is incredibly experienced in the field of education, having previously worked at the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring, and is adept at understanding the problems prospective and existing partners are facing, then finding ways to deliver high-quality solutions.

    With our Managing Director, he takes responsibility for the health and development of the organisation, but is also external-facing; you will often find him out and about at exhibitions, recording podcasts, being a whiz behind a camera, and forging new links with schools and organisations around the world.

  • Allyson Deverson
    Allyson Deverson Office Manager

    With a degree in Business Law, and two decades’ experience working in both customer-facing and administrative roles within the security print industry, Allyson is well-equipped the task of managing EBE’s administration. She is often the first point of contact for enquiries we receive and ensures that the office runs and functions as it should do!

  • Dan Singleton
    Dan Singleton Course Architect

    Dan is working on Assessment Academy, particularly the development of the online version of Assessment Lead Training, to apply behavioural insights and to ensure that the course is enjoyable, personalised and above all effective.

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