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Karine Tremblay is a French national who has been in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills since 2001 and in charge of the TALIS survey since September 2014. Previously she was a senior analyst for higher education policy work. Before that, she was in charge of the OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study, an analyst on the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education and she managed the World Education Indicators programme (2001-04). She has worked and written on student mobility, the impact of education on economic growth, the development of a survey of primary schools in developing countries and comparative education trends in Europe, China and India. She holds a PhD in Development Economics from Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris where she also lectured. She specialised in internationalisation and quality assurance policies and the political economy of reform in tertiary education.
Tel: +(33) 1 45 24 91 82
Pablo is a Chilean national who joined the TALIS team in September 2015. Prior to joining the OECD, Pablo was an associate researcher at the Education Faculty of the Diego Portales University in Chile. His interests are the exploration, identification, and explanation of global tendencies regarding teacher quality reforms. He has been involved with a series of projects conducted by UNESCO that have sought to examine the relevance of teacher characteristics and practices to improve student achievement in Latin America, such as the Third Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study in Latin America (TERCE). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a dual-title Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Policy and Comparative and International Education Policy from the Pennsylvania State University (United States).
Tel.: +(33) 1 45 24 9210
Before joining the OECD and the TALIS team in September 2015 to work on the Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) study, Kjetil Helgeland worked in the department for statistics at the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training. He spent most of his seven years at the directorate managing data collection, creating statistics and designing indicators on upper secondary education. During his time at the directorate he also represented Norway in the INES-NESLI network. He has a Master in Sociology from the University of Oslo.
Tel.: +(33) 1 85 55 60 83
Noémie Le Donné
Noémie Le Donné joined the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills in June 2014, where she worked on the PISA-based Test for Schools project before moving to the TALIS team in July 2015. Prior to joining the OECD, Noémie Le Donné was a research fellow at the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (Quantitative Sociology Unit), at the National Institute for Demographic Studies and at the Observatory of Social Change. Noémie Le Donné holds a PhD in Sociology from Sciences Po Paris – her doctoral research focused on the effects of educational policies on social inequalities in skills – and is an alumnus of ENSAE (Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance).
Tel: +(33) 1 45 24 15 39
Anna Pons is project manager of the TALIS Video Study at the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. By looking directly into the classroom, this innovative project aims to understand how teaching practices vary across countries and what is most effective for raising student outcomes. Previously, Anna co-ordinated and contributed to in-depth reviews of the effectiveness and equity of nine education systems in Europe, Latin America and Asia. She also co-authored the report Equity and Quality in Education, which identified system and school-level policies and practices for supporting disadvantaged schools and students. Prior to joining the OECD in 2010, Anna gained work experience in the Catalan government, a local government, and the private sector. Anna holds a BA in Economics and a BA in Political Science from University Pompeu Fabra, and a Master in Economics and Public Policy from Sciences Po, ENSAE and École Polytechnique.
Tel.: +(33) 1 45 24 91 87
Hannah von Ahlefeld
Hannah von Ahlefeld is an Australian national. Before joining the TALIS team to lead the Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) study, she was an analyst at the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments (CELE), statistical assistant at the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and publications manager/co-author of the annual OECD publication Education at a Glance. She is a qualified secondary school teacher, with post-graduate and graduate degrees in education, history, languages and archaeology.
Yoon Young Lee
Prior to joining the TALIS team, Yoon Young was a middle school teacher in South Korea. She joined the OECD in September 2015 as a trainee and again in April 2016 to work on the Initial Teacher Preparation (ITP) study. She is currently undertaking her Master’s Degree Programme in Educational Leadership at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). She has been conducting a study on "Pedagogical Leadership to Support New Teachers’ Growth" to discover the characteristics of school leadership and strategies to support new teachers. Yoon Young is a Korean national and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and Geography Education.
An Australian national, Emily joined the Directorate for Education and Skills in 2003 and has worked on a number of different projects since then. She joined the TALIS team in September 2015 and provides administrative support, maintains the project website and communications tools, and assists with publications. Before joining the TALIS team, Emily worked on the OECD Higher Education Programme (IMHE) for several years. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Ancient History from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Library Science from the Queensland University of Technology.
Tel: +(33) 1 45 24 92 24
Florence is a French national, who joined the TALIS team in May 2016. She migrated from her native France to Canada, where she obtained an MA in English and French Literature Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec. She then worked for several years with the Canadian Government and the House of Commons as a writer and, in parallel, translated English-speaking Canadian Authors into French. Upon her return to France, she worked for the Permanent Canadian Delegation to UNESCO, where she was in charge of organising meetings and events and acted as a Public Relations Programme Officer. Before joining the OECD, Florence also worked as an English Teacher at primary level and a free-lance Translator (English/French). Florence previously worked in the Global Relations Secretariat, in the South East Europe Division. She will also work with other projects in the Early Childhood and Schools Division of the Directorate for Education and Skills.
Tel: +(33) 1 45 24 95 79