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.
Owen CarterManaging 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.
Tim DigginsLead 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.
Ella KnightSchool Partnerships Manager
Ella is a Teach First Ambassador and joined ImpactEd after teaching Science and Biology for 3 years in an inner London secondary school. During her time teaching, Ella became a team Leader in Teaching and Learning and worked on projects to evaluate and improve teacher training across schools.
Dr Matthew GregoryData 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.
Rebecca MartinImpact and Partnerships Manager
Rebecca leads on our research and evaluation partnerships with third sector organisations and universities. She has previously worked for the Civil Service and Teach First in partnership management and project coordination roles. Rebecca is particularly passionate about social justice and improving access to education.
Sarah KnightFull Stack Developer
Sarah retrained as a web developer following a career spent in publishing and animation, and hasn’t looked back. She loves to use her programming skills for good, building applications that help people. Before ImpactEd, Sarah worked as a software engineer and technical lead for a digital consultancy and an online education and learning platform.
Dr Babak SomekhAssociate 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.
Richard TaylorCTO 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.
Sophie AdelmanBoard 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.
Darshan SanghrajkaBoard 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.