Tracey Burns is a Senior Analyst in the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She heads a portfolio of projects including Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning, 21st Century Children, and Trends Shaping Education. Until recently she was also responsible for their work on Governing Complex Education systems. Previous to her time at the OECD she worked on social determinants of health and well-being. As a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The University of British Colombia, Dr. Burns led a research team investigating newborn infants' responses to language, and was an award-winning lecturer on infant and child development. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including The University of British Colombia Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Awards. Tracey holds a B.A. from McGill University, Canada, and an M.A. and Doctor of Philosophy in psychology from Northeastern University, USA.
Francesca Gottschalk is an analyst in the 21st Century Children project. She holds an Honours BSc in Human Biology and Psychology from the University of Toronto and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Paris. She has also completed a certificate course in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford. Francesca’s research interests include exploring potential linkages between neurosciences and education, and well-being outcomes as they relate to performance and retention in both student and teacher populations. She previously worked on the ITEL Teacher Knowledge Survey, Strength Through Diversity and the PISA-based Test for Schools teams.
Marc Fuster is an analyst in CERI’s Trends Shaping Education and 21st Century Children projects. He previously worked on the Governing Complex Educations Systems (GCES) and Strategic Education Governance (SEG) projects. He comes from the Bofill Foundation in Barcelona. He holds a MA in ‘Current Democracies: nationalism, federalism and multiculturality’ and a BA in political science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). Prior to joining OECD, he has worked in the Catalan Department of Education as policy analyst and the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).
Leonora Lynch-Stein - Assistant
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 organising events in the Global Relations Division. She joined CERI where she has been working in her current position since April 2014. Leonora is of Irish Nationality and has a background in Languages and Business Studies.