Joe Bullough is the Engagement and Partnerships Lead at the Department of Education. He leads school partnerships under the Oxford Internship Scheme (PGCE), and, with the co-directors, drives the development of the Oxford Education Deanery —a platform for exchange between school teachers in practice and researchers at Oxford. He also provides advisory support to the directors on wider partnership matters.

Prior to his role at the Department of Education, Joe managed partnerships and engagement for the Research on Improving Systems of Education (RISE) Programme—a £40 million, UK Aid-funded progamme focused on improving learning outcomes and education systems around the world. Prior to that, he worked for UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO).

Joe was first inspired to work in education partnerships and policy after working as an English as a Second Language Teacher and Trainer in Vietnam, and later in Myanmar—living and working in Southeast Asia for nearly a decade.

He holds an Erasmus Mundus Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from the Danish School of Education (Danmarks institut for Pædagogik og Uddanelse), Aarhus University.