Our team

Prof Sotiria Grek

Professor in European and Global Education Governance, University of Edinburgh

Sotiria is a Principal Investigator of the METRO project. She works on education policy, transnational policy learning, the politics of quantification, knowledge and governance. She has co-authored (with Martin Lawn) ‘Europeanising education: governing a new policy space’ (2012, Symposium) and co-edited (with Joakim Lindgren) ‘Governing by Inspection’ (2015, Routledge). 

She is currently writing a monograph on ‘Educating Europe: EU Government, Knowledge and Legitimation’ to be published by Routledge in 2019. 

Justyna Bandola
Dr Justyna Bandola-Gill

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

 Justyna is an interdisciplinary researcher, working at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and Public Policy. In her research, she explores interactions between science and policy, in particular ways in which knowledge is organised, governed and mobilised across different settings in order to achieve political goals. 


Her previous research explored this interplay across different contexts, for example within the so-called research impact agenda in the UK or in various public health policies. 

Dr Ian Russell

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Ian is a researcher working across a range of social science disciplines, including development studies, education, and peace and conflict studies. His principal research interests relate to the politics and social dynamics of institutions involved in education and knowledge production. 

His previous research focussed on the social role and functioning of universities in post-war contexts and the ways in which these universities had embodied experiences of crisis and conflict.  

Associate members

Dr Marlee Tichenor

Lecturer, Durham University

Marlee is a Lecturer in Social/Health Anthropology at Durham University. Her research interests include  politics of evidence and data in global health policy

and intervention.

Matteo Ronzani
Dr Matteo Ronzani

Lecturer, University of Manchester

Matteo is a Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance Division at the University of Manchester. His research interests include performance measurement and management, sociology of quantification and valuation and data visualizations

Jennifer Ferguson

PhD Student, University of Stirling

Jennifer is finalising a PhD in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology at the University of Stirling. Her research interests include social network analysis and social statistics.


This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 715125.

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