Claire Shewbridge heads the Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project in the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). Claire has been working as an Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills for many years, most recently on the OECD Review of Policies to Improve the Effectiveness of Resource Use in Schools (School Resources Review).
She led reviews on school funding, managing the teaching workforce and organising the school offer in the Czech Republic and Lithuania and contributed to reviews in Estonia and the Slovak Republic. She 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. In her early work with the OECD, she worked on OECD statistical publications Education at a Glance and the OECD Employment Outlook.
Florian Köster is an analyst in CERI’s Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project. He leads the analytical development of SEG’s Policy Toolkit helping policy makers focus attention on strategic governance processes.
Florian holds an MA in Government (specialising in Public Policy and Comparative Politics) from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and an MRes in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
Rien Rouw is an external consultant in CERI's Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project. Previously, he had been seconded to the SEG project from the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. He returned to the Ministry in 2019 to continue work as senior strategist. He was a member of the CERI Governing Board from 2012 to 2015. Before joining the Ministry he worked in various positions in Dutch public administration, among others at the Court of Audit and at the National Council for Social Development.
Leonora is a project assistant in CERI's Strategic Education Governance (SEG) project. She joined the OECD in 1992 and has worked in several Directorates including her previous position in the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration where she worked for 14 years in the Global Relations Division. She joined CERI where she has been working in her current position since April 2014. Leonora has a BA in Business studies and languages.
Clara Krämer joins the Strategic Education team as an intern betweem August 2019 and February 2020. She has a background in Philosophy and Economics and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where she focuses on policy analysis and quantitative methods.
Her current research interest lies in the effects of education policy on social inequality and the digital transformation. At the Strategic Education Governance project, Clara contributes mainly to advancing work on the SEG Policy Toolkit.