Gavin combines his twin passions of education and technology in his work at TCE, providing project support to the M&E team in the following areas: planning and logistics, technology infrastructure, elearning and social learning platforms and apps, materials design, website design, analytics and data capture and analysis, reporting and data visualisation.
Gavin has worked on M&E projects in the Americas, East Asia, South Asia, Sub Saharan Africa and Wider Europe, largely on projects conceived and managed by the British Council, as well as a variety of Leonardo and Erasmus funded projects across the EU over a number of years. Notable projects include: COELT Programme (South Africa), English by WhatsApp Programme (Southern Africa), Building Learning Foundations (Rwanda), English for Success (Kazakhstan), English Connects (Sub-Saharan Africa), Core Skills (the Americas) and Edge (Bangladesh, India, Nepal). More details on some of these projects can be found here.
As M&E Lead for TCE, Nicky’s work includes baseline, midline & impact evaluations of large long-term multi-country projects, as well as smaller short-term country/regional evaluations. With a strong background in teacher development & the application of learning technologies in education, her interests lie with evaluating the sustainability & scalability of educational projects in the Global South.
Nicky's recent work has included baseline, midline and/or impact evaluations of: British Council English Connects (12 countries - Sub-Saharan Africa), British Council English by WhatsApp (5 countries - Southern Africa), British Council Core Skills (5 countries - the Americas), and British Council Primary ICT (PICT) (4 countries - Asia), and smaller-scale evaluations of: an MoE digital education initiative in Slovakia, British Council English for Success programme in Kazakhstan, and British Council Cuauhtemoc Connected project in Mexico City, aimed at improving English language education for disadvantaged communities.
Jimena is a mixed method researcher who combines strong quantitative analysis background and abilities for statistical modelling using STATA; while also being well versed in qualitative analysis strategies: desk-based research, use of interviews, focus groups and structural observation with the support of ATLAS.ti.
Jimena's research focuses on the effects that educational policies and interventions may have on equality and opportunities. This research draws closely on the economics of education; design and evaluation of educational policy; as well as access, transition, and educational progression. She has carried out M&E for governments, NGOs and a variety of education institutions over the past ten years. Her most recent work, “Can dual apprenticeships create better and more equitable social and economic outcomes for young people? A comparative study of lndia and Mexico” is funded by The global Challenges Research Fund.
Michael focuses on education in the low- and middle-income countries of the Global South. His concerns with educational equity and the role of education in promoting human well-being continue to inform his M&E work in the primary, secondary and higher education sectors.
Michael is currently the Education Evaluation Lead on the FCDO-funded DELVe (Nigeria Human Development Evaluation, Learning and Verification Service) programme with responsibility for leading the evaluation of projects concerned with improving foundational skills, education in emergencies and community support to learning. He was the M&E lead for the evaluation of the British Council’s English Connects project conducted by TCE. Other recent work includes leading reviews of Ethiopia’s higher education sector (for the British Council and for Sida) and delivering education evaluation training programmes for Hanoi University, Vietnam.
Simon is recognised internationally as a leading researcher and scholar in teacher education, specifically for his work on teachers’ beliefs and knowledge, professional development and teacher research. He also specialises in teaching research methods and supporting the development of research capacity among teachers and academics.
Prior to his freelance consultant career, Simon was Professor of TESOL at the University of Leeds, director of a large-scale teacher education project in Oman and manager of Research Degrees in the School of Education. Since then, he has worked in the field of M&E on projects in Albania, Burma, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Romania, Sudan, Syria and Ukraine. Most recent projects include: Lead M&E, British Council English Connects (South Africa); Lead M&E, British Council Al-Azhar Teacher Training Programme (Egypt);M&E, British Council English for the Community II (Romania); and M&E, British Council OETIS Project (Syria).
With 25 years of experience in teaching, administration and M & E of international and public schools in Sub Saharan Africa, Colleen focusses on authentically connecting learning to the context of the learner. Transformative learning through respecting and leveraging indigenous knowledge systems is key to what she believes makes for impactful and sustainable education.
Colleen currently works as a consultant for schools and private industry in developing and implementing teaching, learning and development practices that support diversity, inclusion and indigenous knowledge. Most recently she has also been part of evaluation teams for the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the International Baccalaureate in accreditation and re-accreditation evaluations of primary and secondary schools in several countries in Africa. Colleen also works with industry in developing more sustainable practices, particularly regarding practices that support social and environmental license to operate.
Terry specialises in medium- and large-scale M&E projects over a range of subject areas, and has worked in the fields of science, leadership, mentoring, HIV/AIDS education and as the Director of a Cambridge-based research unit focussed on open and distance learning.
Terry has worked on a number of M&E projects in countries including Nigeria, Myanmar, Syria, Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Hong Kong, China, Afghanistan, Malawi, South Sudan and Ethiopia. Most recently he has been Team Leader for the final review of the eight-year £140 million ESSPIN programme in Nigeria, carried out M&E on a UNESCO-sponsored reform of initial teacher education in Myanmar and worked on an evaluation of a programme of support for 600,000 Syrian refugee young people in Lebanon.
Guillem combines analytical, statistical, and programming skills to collect, analyse, and interpret large data sets in order to develop data-driven solutions to difficult business challenges. Guillem specialises in statistics, coding languages, databases, machine learning and statistical modelling, and reporting technologies.
Guillem has collaborated on two TCE M&E projects as a Data Scientist. He has applied cutting-edge natural language processing techniques, such as text mining, sentiment analysis and topic modelling, to analyse Telegram and WhatsApp E-Learning chats. Additionally, he has produced comprehensive data extraction/analysis with R and created complex SQL queries for a project focused on reducing education exclusion during the lockdown and partial reopening in vulnerable communities of different African countries.
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