Vanessa joined Chance to Shine in May 2016 as Director of Impact and Evaluation. An experienced researcher, Vanessa has an MSc in Social Research Methods and is interested in research that supports improved outcomes for children and young people.

Prior to Chance to Shine, Vanessa worked as Senior Researcher at Pearson, the global education company, evaluating the impact of literacy programmes and vocational qualifications. Vanessa has also worked as Research Officer at the National Children’s Bureau where she carried out independent evaluations for the Department for Education and Department of Health.

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