Stephen Gorard is Professor of Education and Public Policy, and Director of the Evidence Centre for Education, Durham University (https://www.dur.ac.uk/). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, member of the British Academy grants panel, and Lead Editor for Review of Education. His work concerns the robust evaluation of education as a lifelong process, focused on issues of equity, especially regarding school intakes. He is author of around 30 books and over 1,000 other publications. He is funded by Nesta to evaluate their EdTech Testbed, and by the British Academy to look at the impact of schooling in India and Pakistan.