Brenda Taggart’s background is in primary education (children age 5 – 11 years) having been a teacher, deputy/acting Principal and in-service and initial teacher trainer in England. She has worked in the field of educational research for over 20 years. She has conducted research for the UK Governmental and non-governmental bodies exploring the impact of educational initiatives. She works with practitioners on issue of quality and effective pedagogy. She was one of the Principal Investigators and the Research Co-ordinator for the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education Project, a longitudinal study funded by the UK’s Department for Education (1997-2014) and is currently a Honorary Senior Research Associate at UCL’s Institute of Education. Brenda has presented research findings across the world and is a much sought after speaker for her ability to communicate complex research findings in an accessible way to a range of audiences.