Professor Kathryn Riley is an international scholar and a leading practitioner who began her work in education as a volunteer teacher in Eritrea. She has taught in inner city schools, held political office, been a national policy adviser and a local authority Chief Officer. Kathryn is a leading thinker on leadership in challenging contexts.
Internationally, she has worked with UNICEF, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the World Bank, where she headed its Effective Schools and Teachers Group. She has been an educational consultant and adviser in many countries.
Kathryn is the co-director of cubartisa which brings together educational and cultural perspectives, offering a distinctive take on urban life.