Deborah Evans

Deborah has an MA in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology from Brookes University and a PGCE from Lady Spencer Churchill College.

She taught in Primary education in Oxfordshire for 18 years, both in mainstream classrooms and in Special Education provision.

Deborah began her research career in 2000 at Brookes University working on an ESRC funded project investigating explicit and implicit learning with children in KS2.

She joined the Child Learning research group at Oxford University in 2005 as a research officer and has worked on various projects with both hearing and deaf children in KS1 and KS2. Recent projects include Nuffield Foundation funded research on morphemic awareness with deaf children, Probability in mathematics for KS2, and  NDCS funded intervention research with deaf children in Numeracy, Literacy and Working Memory.

Currently, Deborah is research Manager for an EEF funded project aimed at raising attainment for KS1 children in Mathematics and English. She co-ordinates a fieldwork team carrying out visits to schools across England to assess the impact of the intervention study and delivers training to Primary teachers.


  • Department staff


  • Research Manager

Research groups

  • Children Learning

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