Tracey Burns

Chief of Research, OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Tracey Burns is Chief of Research in the OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. She heads a portfolio of projects including Trends Shaping Education, 21st Century Children and Strengthening the Impact of Educational Research. Her most recent OECD publications are 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

Previous to her time at the OECD she conducted research on language acquisition in children and newborn infants and was an award-winning lecturer on infant and child development. Tracey holds a B.A. from McGill University, Canada, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Northeastern University, United States.