Core Team

Our professionals understand learning in systemic terms because we have viewed them
from multiple vantage points. Each of us has published research,
delivered programmes, and taught in multiple countries.

Lorenzo Newman

Managing Director

Lorenzo is a learning consultant with 11 years’ experience leading complex research and training projects for leading INGOs, UN and EU agencies and non-profits. A former middle school teacher, Lorenzo has implemented ambitious education and social innovation programmes across Europe, Africa and Asia.

Alice Pelosi

Senior consultant

Alice is an experienced Monitoring & Evaluation consultant and Project Manager with 12 years’ experience in designing and managing M&E systems for complex development programmes in the fields of Education, Gender, Health, Disaster Risk Management, and other fields.

Giulia Cattaneo


Giulia has 2 years’ professional experience in educational project management for international NGOs and strong research expertise, primarily in education, migratory issues, and conflict transformation in the MENA region.

Giorgio Monti

Evaluation Specialist

Giorgio is a researcher in economics of education with 5 years of experience. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics in 2020. His studies focus on learning inequality and education policy evaluation. He has 3 years’ experience in educational project management and evaluation.

Elizaveta Rusakova


Elizaveta has 2 years’ professional experience in planning, analysis and evaluation of policies and projects in international organizations (FAO, UNESCO) and research institutes in education and health in Europe and Central Asia, Morocco and Mexico.

Giulia Monteleone

Senior Consultant

Giulia is a Monitoring & Evaluation consultant with over 5 years of experience in the development sector. With a passion for equity in education, she is the head of an Italy-based NGO focusing on tackling the issue of NEETs and fostering social mobility opportunities for the youth.

Isabella Di Paolo

Senior Consultant

Isabella is a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning consultant with eight years’ experience in designing and leading MEL activities for clients including UK government departments, UN agencies and INGOs. Isabella has extensive experience leading, coordinating and quality assuring mixed methods evaluation and research studies on education, social innovation and gender, with a focus on participatory activities with young people and children.

Marcello Newman

Senior Consultant

Marcello Newman has 5 years of professional experience as a consultant working with and for NGOs, national governments and the European Commission, mostly in the education sector. Marcello brings extensive experience in teacher training through his work with the Royal Society of Arts and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo. 

Joel Mullan

Associate Director

Joel is an education policy expert, with 13 years of experience in developing education systems. He previously led the policy and partnerships practice at Global Schools Forum, and worked on skills policy for the Mayor of London. He has consulted for various UN agencies, NGOs and research programmes.

Eleonora Corsini

Associate Director

Eleonora has over 12 years’ experience in evaluation, innovation design, international development and learning. She has worked in 20+ countries for various clients, including USAID, EU, DFID, The World Bank, Oxfam, Care International, AAH and others.


Our trusted advisors are globally respected leaders in the fields
of education, social innovation and international development.

Ross Hall

Ross is Co-founder of The Weaving Lab and until recently led Ashoka’s global education work. He has over 20 years’ expderience in the education sector in a variety of venture development roles and leading economic and social development work for Pearson. 

Constance Agyeman

Constance is Head of International Development and UK prizes at the Nesta Challenge Prize Centre. She has over 20 years’ experience managing and evaluating large scale granted programmes in social innovation, youth policy and other fields for World Bank, USAID, the Greater London Authority and others. 

Jim Playfoot

Jim is a veteran education products and programme research specialist with over 20 years’ experience working with leading UK EdTech firms. He is a highly sought-after youth entrepreneurship expert, most recently lending his expertise and leadership to the Field Ready programme.  

Roster experts

Learn More can count on a roster of 200+ learning experts globally.


Years of experience: 10

Tags: Curriculum Design, International Baccalaureate, Policy analysis

Country experience: Slovakia, South Africa, USA


Years of experience: 12

Expertise: Big data, evaluation, training design

Country experience: East Africa, UK


Years of experience: 32

Expertise: Inclusive Education, Curriculum Design, M&E

Country experience: USA, SE Asia, W. Africa


Years of experience: 16

Expertise: Assessment, Qualifications, Big data, Secondary Education, Primary Education

Country experience: UK, Italy