Ariel is an Associate Professor and Research Lecturer in the Department of Education, and is the Course Director for the MSc in Education.
She also leads the Research Design and Methodology pathway of the MSc in Education, supervises MSc and DPhil students, and acts as an assessor across a range of postgraduate programmes in the Department.
Ariel leads and contributes to projects related to educational effectiveness, improvement, and equity, largely in pre-school, primary and secondary phases of education. Methodologically, she has expertise in advanced statistical methods and mixed methods, and an interest in appropriately contextualised approaches to evaluation.
Ariel completed her DPhil in the Oxford University Department of Education. She holds Qualified Teacher Status in the UK, and prior to becoming a researcher she was a secondary mathematics teacher in the USA since 2006. She is also a Chartered Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society, with a Masters in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Hunter College, City University of New York.