Content team

Hannah Durno – director of research and content

Read more about Hannah and the rest of the senior leadership team.





Amy Cook – commissioning editor

Previously Amy 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 senior content producerkaley_foran_circle_150px.png

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 – senior content editor

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 – specialist content editor

Adam was previously a teacher at primary schools in Essex and the west Midlands. He holds a BA in medieval and modern history from the University of Birmingham.



Jenny Moore – lead content editor

Jenny 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 - product manager

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 – senior content editor

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 – content producer

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_circle_150px.pngAndrew Haine- specialist content editor

Andrew 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- specialist content editor laura_ralph_circle_128px.png

Laura 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.



Jessica Cope – lead content editor

Before Jessica joined The Key, she worked as a primary school teacher in Slough and Surrey and was a co-opted governor at a small primary school for 18 months. Jessica has a BA in European studies and modern languages from the University of Bath and an MA in history from Royal Holloway, University of London.


John Davies – senior content producer 

John previously completed internships at the Child Poverty Action Group and in public affairs. He has also worked for a small business in Hemel Hempstead. John has a BA in modern history and politics from the University of Liverpool and an MA in public policy from King’s College London.


Heather Guest – managing editor 

Heather previously worked for Explore Learning and SGOSS. She has also worked in business development for a charity, working with schools to support children with speech and communication needs. Heather holds a BA in ancient and medieval history from the University of Birmingham.


Nikki Lucas-Krol – senior content manager 

Nikki has previously worked as executive editor and administrator at a non-profit organisation with a focus on pulmonary vascular diseases. She holds an MA in creative writing and a BA in English literature, both from the University of Southampton. Nikki is originally from Amsterdam and is a three-time British jiu jitsu champion. 


Catherine Leopold – sub-editor 

Before she joined The Key, Catherine worked at a large B2B business intelligence, publishing and events company, first as an editorial assistant, then as a site editor and senior site editor. Catherine holds a BA in creative writing and film studies from Roehampton University.


Vicki Miles – lead sub-editor 

Before joining The Key, Vicki worked in a variety of editorial and marketing roles at the British Council. The majority of her work involved writing, editing and quality assuring materials for school leaders, teachers and the wider school sector, both in the UK and internationally. She also managed communications and marketing activity globally for the British Council's international programme for schools, Connecting Classrooms. Vicki has a BA in art history and English from Lancaster University.


Xavier Roeseler - sub-editor 

Before joining The Key, Xavier managed educational content for PhD students at The Institute of Cancer Research and clinical researchers across London universities. Previously he worked as a science communicator for the Joint Research Centre, a department of the European Commission, and taught breakdancing for 10 years. Xavier holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Sussex. 


Emma Espin – lead content manager 

Emma works in the staff team. She previously worked for Elevate Education, a study skills company, and as a primary school teacher. Emma has a BA in politics, psychology and sociology from Cambridge University.


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