Chief Research Officer, National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, DC
Tracey Burns is Chief Research Officer, National Center on Education and the Economy in Washington, DC. She is seconded to this position from the OECD, where she was Chief of Research for the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She additionally serves as an Expert for UNESCO’s Broadband and Future of Education Commissions and is a member of UNESCO Santiago’s High Level Technical Council for their Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study.
Tracey’s most recent publications include History and evolution of brokerage agencies; What Schools for the Future? Leadership for Uncertainty; Trends Shaping Education 2022; Back to the Future of Education: Four OECD Scenarios for Schooling; Education in the Digital Age: Happy and Healthy Children and Educating 21st Century Children: Emotional Well-Being in the Digital Age.
She began her career conducting research on language acquisition in children and newborn infants and was additionally an award-winning lecturer on child development. Tracey holds a B.A. from McGill University, Canada, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Northeastern University, United States.