The Team

ImpactEd brings together academic researchers, former teachers and software developers united by a desire to make a difference to pupil outcomes. Our digital platform is delivered in partnership with Super Being Labs.

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Owen Carter
Managing Director

Owen has led the development of ImpactEd since inception.He combines a passion for education and social justice with deep experience working collaboratively with schools. Prior to ImpactEd, he led a number of research and evaluation projects at education charity The Brilliant Club, and developed a digital platform for teacher professional development at Optimus Education. He’s a winner of the Teach First Innovation Award and part of PwC’s Tomorrow’s Business Leaders programme.

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Tim Diggins
Lead Developer

Tim is a developer and system designer who is particularly interested in programmes which make complex things easier for humans to comprehend. With 8 years as a school governor, and over 15 years senior tech development experience, he’s pleased to be able to combine interests in programming, workflow and education by working on ImpactEd.

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Dr Matthew Gregory
Data Scientist

Mat is a data scientist with expertise in machine learning methodologies and their application to educational problems. He’s a former science teacher and has worked across data science teams in the public sector, including the Department for Education and the Government Digital Service.

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Dr Babak Somekh
Associate Researcher

Dr Babak Somekh is an academic researcher with expertise in impact evaluation methodology and the role of non-cognitive skills in long-term academic and career outcomes. Babak is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Bristol.

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Richard Taylor
CTO at Super Being Labs

Richard Thomas is a hands-on CTO with over 18 years’ senior tech experience from large firms such as BSkyB and Gumtree through to 3-person startups. He follows an agile approach and believes in good test-driven methodologies.

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Jonathan Sobczyk
Board Member

Jonathan Sobczyk is the CEO of the Peter Jones Foundation, a former classroom teacher, and co-founder of The Brilliant Club and Researchers in Schools. Jonny has been named in the Top 10 Young UK Social Entrepreneurs and The Observer’s Britain’s 50 New Radicals.

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Sophie Adelman
Board Member

Sophie Adelman is Co-Founder and General Manager at WhiteHat, a startup democratising access to the best careers through apprenticeships. Sophie was previously Head of Sales EMEA and European GM for Hired.com.

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Darshan Sanghrajka
Board Member & Founder at Super Being Labs

Darshan Sanghrajka has 12 years of experience working in innovation, communications and digital, and is the founder of Super Being Labs and a few other social enterprises. He also sits on several advisory boards for community and digital organisations.

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