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Team members (in alphabetical order)

Rodrigo Castaneda Valle
A Mexican national, Rodrigo has been working for the Directorate for Education and Skills since 2011. In the past, he has worked in the LSO and NESLI networks, in the analysis of labour force surveys and system level data for Education at a Glance. After a couple of years working in development programs in Southeast Asia, Rodrigo came back to the OECD to work in in the PISA team before joining TALIS in February 2021. Rodrigo holds an M.Phil. in Philosophy and an Master’s degree in Linguistics from Lancaster University (United Kingdom).


Pablo Fraser
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).


Gabor Fülöp
A Hungarian national, Gabor has been working at the OECD since 2009. Prior to joining the TALIS team in July 2018, he worked as a statistician at several OECD departments, such as the Statistics Directorate, the Development Centre and the Economics Department, where he mainly worked on macroeconomics, structural policies and related statistics. Gabor holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from the Corvinus University of Budapest and a Master’s degree in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom).


Emily Groves
Project assistant
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 the preparation of 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 Literature and Ancient History from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma in Library Science from the Queensland University of Technology.


Hélène Guillou
Data assistant
Hélène is a French national who joined the OECD in 2015. Prior to joining the TALIS team in December 2020, she worked on other projects in the Directorate for Education and Skills and in the Trade and Agriculture Directorate at the OECD. Hélène holds a master’s degree in international economics and development from Université Paris Dauphine.


Lina Nguyen
Project assistant
Lina is a French national who joined the TALIS team in 2021. Prior to joining the OECD, she worked on higher and executive education, as well as international mobility in business schools, the media and for a French governmental body. Lina holds a Master’s degree in Business with Asia from Université Le Havre Normandie and a Master’s degree in International Business from Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3.


Asuka Ohagi
Asuka joined the OECD in 2021 from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, where she was part of the TALIS, TALIS Video, and PISA teams. She has an MSc from the University of Oxford, where she focused on teachers’ working conditions, and a BA from King’s College London, where she studied religion and education. She is a certified Japanese-language teacher with some teaching experience at the university level.


Marco Paccagnella
An Italian national, Marco joined the OECD in 2014, after five years spent working as an Economist at the Bank of Italy. He has spent most of his time at the OECD working on data from the Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC). In 2016-17 he worked as lead analyst in the TALIS Video Study. Since 2021, he is back in the TALIS team, working, among other things, on the Teacher Knowledge Survey module. Marco holds a PhD in Economics from Bocconi University and a MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.


Sophie Vayssettes
TALIS analyst – Country liaison and project management
Sophie is a French national who has been at the OECD since 1991. She joined the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) team in January 2021. She is currently working on country support and on the management of TALIS. Previously she was a policy analyst in charge of the implementation of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), supporting the management of the project with national centres and with contractors. Prior to this, she worked in the former Directorate for Education, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs and in the Directorate for Science and Technology as a statistician. Sophie holds a Master’s degree in econometrics and statistics from Paris II Panthéon-Assas University and a Master's degree in Modeling, Optimisation, Decision, Organisation from Paris-Dauphine University.


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