The Team
Steve Besley

Head of Policy (UK and International)

With a wealth of experience across the world of education, Steve provides a policy briefing service with regular updates and analysis through Policy Watch mail-outs and presentations across the country. He tweets on education policy issues at @SteveBesley.

    Louis Coiffait

    Head of Research

    With a focus on education policy and research (see Blue Skies) and the role of employers in education, Louis explores issues such as enterprise education, higher education policy, careers guidance, open education data and STEM skills. He tweets at @LouisMMCoiffait and blogs about education innovation and policy.

      Julie McCulloch


      Head of Primary Marketing

      Julie provides policy updates to Primary Schools through regular Primary  Policy Watch mailings. She tweets on education policy, again with a Primary focus, at @juliecmcculloch. Julie is also the author of two research pieces: Subject to Change (on the Primary curriculum) and Tweeting for Teachers (on the role of social media in teacher professional development).

        Jacqueline Cheng

        Senior Researcher

        Jacqueline joined the Pearson Think Tank armed with knowledge about international student outcomes, the student experience in higher education, and international student choices. She completed a DPhil in 2010 exploring the statistical validity and reliability of using the National Student Survey results in ranking courses and universities. A new tweeter, she has started tweeting about education, particularly related to international student issues, @jhscheng