Department of Education

David Sanders-Ellis

Research Assistant

David is a Research Assistant at the Rees Centre.

He is currently working on several projects including an evaluation of the Mockingbird Family Model, and the evaluation of the Lifelong Links as part of the Department for Education’s Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme. Prior to this he contributed to five Education Endowment Foundation evaluation projects.

David completed his MSc Psychology (conversion) at Coventry University in 2018, while working in the department. Before arriving at Oxford he was a part-time researcher at Durham University, where he trained as a primary teacher, and completed his MA Education. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BSc (hons) Forensic Anthropology.

His main research interests lie in the areas of widening participation, “non-cognitive” skills, and perseverance. David is experienced in quantitative and qualitative analysis, and has approved researcher status from the Office of National Statistics.

  • Nunes, T., Malmberg, L-E., Evans, D., Sanders-Ellis, D., Baker, S., Barros, R., Bryant, P., & Evangelou, M. (2019). Onebillion Evaluation Report. London: Education Endowment Foundation.
  • Nunes, T., Barros, R., Evangelou, M., Strand, S., Mathers, S., & Sanders-Ellis, D. (2018). 1stClass@Number Evaluation Report and Executive Summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation.

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