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Paulo Santiago, a Portuguese national, is a Senior Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, where he has been since 2000. He is currently the co-ordinator of the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). He has previously assumed responsibility for three major cross-country reviews, each with the participation of over twenty countries: a review of teacher policy (2002-2005), leading to the OECD publication “Teachers Matter”; the thematic review of tertiary education (2005-2008), leading to the OECD publication “Tertiary Education for the Knowledge Society”; and a review of evaluation and assessment policy at the school level (2009-2013), leading to the OECD publication “Synergies for Better Learning”. He has also led reviews of teacher policy, tertiary education policy and educational evaluation policy in over 25 countries. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University, United States, where he also lectured. With a background in the economics of education, he specialises in education policy analysis.
Deborah Nusche, a German national, is a Policy Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills, where she has been since 2007. She is currently working on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). Prior to this, she conducted policy analysis for three major cross-country reviews at the OECD: a review of school leadership policy and practice (2007-2008), leading to the two-volume publication “Improving School Leadership” (2008); a review of migrant education (2009-2010), leading to the OECD publication “Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students” (2010); and a review of evaluation and assessment in education (2009-2013), leading to the OECD publication “Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment” (2013). As part of these studies, she conducted country reviews in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and the United Kingdom, leading to country-specific analysis and tailored policy advice. Previously, she worked as a Consultant for the OECD’s project on the Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) and as a Carlo Schmid Fellow for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). She studied at Sciences Po Paris (France), McGill University (Canada), Griffith University & University of Queensland (Australia) and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from Sciences Po Paris.
Claire Shewbridge, a British national, is an Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and currently working on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review). She most recently co-authored the OECD report Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment (2013) taking responsibility for analysis on school evaluation and education system evaluation. As part of this work, she produced tailored analysis and policy advice for Australia, the Flemish Community of Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Norway, the Slovak Republic, Sweden and Northern Ireland in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, she worked on the OECD Review on Migrant Education working on country-specific analysis for the Netherlands, Austria and Norway and co-authored the OECD report Closing the Gap for Immigrant Students (2010). For five years, Claire worked on the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), leading analysis of student attitudes towards science learning and the environment in the PISA 2006 survey, co-authoring Are Students Ready for a Technology Rich World? What PISA Studies Tell Us (2005) and co-ordinating OECD reports on excellent students, success and challenges for immigrant students, student competencies in general problem solving and mathematics. She also worked on OECD statistical publications Education at a Glance and the OECD Employment Outlook.
Thomas Radinger is a Policy Analyst with the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and has been working with the OECD School Resources Review team since February 2015. He joined the organisation in September 2011 to contribute to the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment Frameworks for Improving School Outcomes. Thomas took the lead in the analysis of school leader appraisal and is a co-author of the project’s final synthesis report “Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment” (2013). Between October 2012 and January 2015, he was involved with the development of the Education GPS, an online platform to disseminate OECD data and research on education to a broader audience. Prior to his time with the OECD, Thomas worked with non-profit and public sector organisations in the US and the UK, and cultural projects in Argentina and Germany. Thomas holds a B.A. (Hons.) in History from University College London (UCL) and an M.Phil in Education from the University of Cambridge.
Ms. Eleonore Morena (Assistant)
Tel.: +33 (0)1 45 24 99 71
Eleonore Morena, a French and British national, joined the OECD as project assistant. She is currently working for the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review) within the Directorate for Education and Skills, supporting the team with administrative requirements, maintaining the project website, and assisting with publications. Prior to the OECD Eleonore worked in Paris as a freelance translator.
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