Lucy Crehan is a qualified teacher, an education explorer and an international education consultant. She taught science and psychology at a secondary school in London for three years before turning her sights to research and policy and gaining a distinction in her master’s in Politics, Development and Democratic Education at the University of Cambridge. Since returning from her groundbreaking trip around the world’s ‘top-performing’ education systems, she has published a report on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, advised the UK government as part of a working group on teacher workload, and spoken about her work at conferences in the UK, the US and Sweden. She now works as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at the Education Development Trust. Lucy lives in Bath with her fiancé Mark.