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Stuart is a senior consultant in the education team and leads the team’s work on education for marginalized groups and educational inequalities. He specializes in mixed methods research, quantitative data analysis, evaluation of education programmes, urban poverty, and policies for improving access to education. Prior to joining OPM, Stuart was a research fellow at UNICEF’s Office of Research, where he carried out quantitative and qualitative research on urban poverty, rural-urban migration, and education. Previously he worked for three years for UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report, researching and writing on education for marginalized groups, education in situations of armed conflict, and youth skills and work. His doctorate, from the University of Sussex, focuses on education decisions among poor urban households in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has also worked at the Institute of Development Studies, and for the DFID-funded Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity (CREATE). He has a master’s in development economics from the University of East Anglia, a postgraduate diploma in economics from Cambridge University, and an undergraduate degree in philosophy and psychology from Bristol University.