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Lucy Crehan

International Education Consultant, Education Development Trust.

Lucy Crehan
Lucy is an education explorer and international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London before completing a Masters in Education at Cambridge. She then spent time working in schools and living with teachers in six 'top-performing' education systems; the basis for her book, 'Cleverlands: the secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers', one of The Economist's 'books of the year 2016'.

On her return, Lucy wrote a book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO (International Institute for Educational Planning, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), and spent a year working as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at the Education Development Trust. She is now an independent consultant and is conducting research for her third book.