Lucy is an education explorer and international education consultant. She taught science and Psychology at a secondary school in London before completing a Masters in Education at Cambridge. She then spent time working in schools and living with teachers in five 'top-performing' education systems; the basis for her book, ‘Cleverlands: the secrets behind the success of the world's education superpowers’, one of The Economist’s ‘books of the year 2016’. On her return, Lucy wrote a book on teacher career structures for IIEP UNESCO, and spent a year as part of a team advising foreign governments on education reform at Education Development Trust. She now works as an independent consultant, and is teaching an online module on International Comparisons for a Masters in Teaching and Learning at the University of Buckingham.