Research team - school leader service
Hannah Durno – director of research
Read more about Hannah and the rest of the senior leadership team.
Amy Cook – research team leader and blog editor
Amy is one of our research team leaders and the editor of our blog, Key insights. She has worked in the education department at the Royal Ontario Museum, has written media releases for the BBC’s election coverage programme and tutored GCSE and A-Level pupils. Amy holds a BA in history from Cambridge University.
Kaley Foran – researcher
Kaley is a researcher in the administration and management team. Before joining The Key, Kaley worked for a tutoring company, supported an MP's foreign policy work and had a brief spell in defence and aerospace research. Kaley holds a BA in international studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MRes from King’s College London.
Sara Martin – researcher
Sara is a researcher in the administration and management team. Before joining The Key, she worked as a learning support assistant at a secondary school in Hertfordshire and was involved in youth work in her local community. She also volunteers for a charity called the 267 Project. Sara holds a BA in English and an MA in Shakespeare studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Adam Medlycott – marketing executive (engagement)
Adam works in the curriculum and learning team. He was previously a teacher at primary schools in Essex and the west Midlands. Adam holds a BA in medieval and modern history from the University of Birmingham.
Jenny Moore – specialist researcher
Jenny is a researcher in the staff team. She has previously worked as a research assistant for a Cambridge University project evaluating an intervention programme for young people at risk of exclusion. Jenny has a BA in Japanese from Oxford University and an MA in linguistics from UCL.
Marianne Pope - senior researcher
Marianne is a researcher in the administration and management team. During her time as an undergraduate, she worked as a coach and national level judge of trampoline gymnastics. Marianne holds a BA in Spanish and Italian from Cambridge University and an MA in translation studies from Durham University.
Adam Wainwright – specialist researcher
Adam is a part of the school improvement team. He previously worked for a global media company and a research consultancy. Adam holds a BA in medieval and modern history from the University of Birmingham.
Bethany Walton – researcher
Beth works in the admin and management team. Before joining The Key, she worked for a public relations agency specialising in technology and education, and as an illustrator for a publishing house. Beth holds a BA in English literature from the University of Exeter.
Andrew Haine- specialist researcher
Andrew is a specialist researcher in the school improvement area of The Key for School Leaders. He has a BA in English language and literature from the University of Oxford, where his studies focused on old and middle English. After graduating, he worked in quality assurance for an adult learning provider, before moving to a role with an examination board where he helped develop AS and A-level English qualifications.
Laura Ralph- researcher
Laura is a researcher for the pupils and parents team. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Durham, and after completing a PGCE at Cambridge University, Laura worked as a primary school teacher for three years.