Research Team

 

Founder and Executive Director

 


Christina Hinton Dr. Christina Hinton
 Adjunct Lecturer on Education
 christina_hinton@gse.harvard.edu

  
  

 

Christina Hinton is a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Founder and Executive Director of Research Schools International. Dr. Hinton is a neuroscientist and educator committed to bridging the gap between interdisciplinary research on learning and education practice. Read more: Harvard Ed School faculty profile.

 

 

 

Director of Research 

 

Catherine Glennon Catherine Glennon
  
  
  

 

 

Catherine Glennon is Director of Research at Research Schools International. Her primary motivation as a researcher is to connect research and practice in primary and secondary schools. Glennon’s research interests include musical development, growth mindset, global education, and care. She has been trained at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University’s Teachers College.

Global Education Advisor 

 

Bruno della Chiesa Dr. Bruno della Chiesa
 Visiting Lecturer on Education
 bruno_della_chiesa@gse.harvard.edu

  
  

 

Bruno della Chisea is a faculty member at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Director of Global Education at Research Schools International. A former diplomat who is fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish, Dr. della Chiesa’s work focuses on promoting and raising global awareness. Read more: Harvard Ed School faculty profile.

 

 

 

Research Advisor Emeritus

 

Kurt Fischer Dr. Kurt Fischer
 Charles Bigelow Research Professor of Education
 Faculty Director, Mind, Brain, and Education Program
 kurt_fischer@gse.harvard.edu

  
  
 

Kurt W. Fischer is Charles Bigelow Research Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is the founding president of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society and founding editor of the Mind, Brain, and Education journal. He is the author of a dozen books as well as over 200 scientific articles. Read more: Harvard Ed School faculty profile.

Researchers

 
Christine Marisco Christine Marisco
 
 
 
 
 
 
Christine graduated from the International Education Policy program in 2015. She is interested in studying the ways in which a global education can foster empathy, curiosity and a sense of social responsibility in students.

 

Cyntia Barzelatto Jabbaz Cyntia Barzelatto Jabbaz

  

  

 

 

Cyntia graduated from the Human Development and Psychology program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014. She is mainly interested in the promotion of social and emotional learning from early childhood in innovative spaces, in and beyond the classroom. Her research interests include self and social awareness, compassion development, mindfulness and other contemplative practices, love and romantic relationships and second language learning.

 

Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell Elisabeth Osgood-Campbell, MA, EdM
 
 
 
 
 
  

Elisabeth graduated from the Mind, Brain and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2013. As a researcher, artist, and educator, Elisabeth is passionate about supporting student learning and well-being across the lifespan. Her research interests include embodied cognition, mindfulness, active learning, and trauma resolution.

 

Heather Francis Heather Francis
 
 
 
 
 
 

Heather graduated from the Mind, Brain and Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014. Her main research interests include language and literacy development. Specifically she is interested in intersection of language learning and reading disabilities. She currently works as a special educator, and is passionate about using educational neuroscience research to empower students, practitioners and parents.

 

Jim Heal Jim Heal
 
 
 
 
 

 

Jim is part of the School Leadership Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His main motivation is to develop approaches to research that can serve as levers of improvement in school contexts. He is particularly interested in understanding how best to create democratic cultures in classrooms and schools, starting with pedagogy. Originally from the UK, he has spent the last ten years working there as a teacher, administrator, and researcher.

 

Laura Emiliana Rodríguez Morales Laura Emiliana Rodríguez Morales
  
  
  

 

 

Emiliana graduated from the Mind, Brain and Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014. Her interests include Mindfulness in education, compassion, empathy and loving-kindness training and development.

 

Lauren Schiller Lauren Schiller
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lauren graduated the Mind, brain and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is broadly interested in mathematics education for children with disabilities/difficulties in math. She is also interested in Universal Design for Learning and in utilizing lessons about the brain to empower children.

 

Mallory Perry Mallory Perry
 
 
 
 
 

 

Mallory Perry graduated with a Masters of Education from the Human Development and Psychology program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University where she focused on learning and cognition. Following two years on the administrative team at a private Montessori school in Boston, Mallory joined RSI's team where she has worked on projects researching student centered learning, math education, and teacher training in practitioner-led action research.

 

Myra LalDin Myra LalDin
 
 
 
 
 

 

Myra is an alum of the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is founder of Edu4Pak, a non-profit organization dedicated to reforming the educational system for girls and special needs children in Pakistan. This year  she is serving as a diversity and cultural awareness consultant for the National Coalition of Diverse Charter SchoolsMyra also writes for Learning and the Brain where she focuses on topics at the nexus of culture, education, and neuroscience. 

 

Rina Deshpande Rina Deshpande
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Rina graduated from the Mind, Brain, and Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. Her research interests include self awareness and self regulation - in particular offering oneself nourishment in giving professions - through yoga and mindfulness practice. She writes a mindful living column for adults on Sonima.com and creates written, illustrated, and audio children's books.

 

Sally Hahn Sally Hahn
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Sally graduated from the International Education Policy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. Her research interests include understanding the long-term impacts of receiving a global education at the K-12 level, how to bring global education effectively into the local classroom, and the role of language in shaping the identity of multilingual speakers.

 

Siwen Wang  Siwen Wang
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Siwen graduated from International Education Policy program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2015. She is broadly interested in personalized education, global education, e-learning.

 

Sophie Turnbull Sophie Turnbull
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Sophie graduated from the Mind, Brain and Education program at Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2014. She holds a bachelor's degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford and is completing a PhD in Psychology at the University of Sheffield, UK on the effects of emotional states on children's cognition. Her broader research interests encompass cognitive development, development of self-regulation, and positive education.

 

Vanessa Christoph Vanessa Christoph
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

Vanessa holds an MA in Sociology and focuses on educational sociology. She is interested in interdisciplinary work that bridges research and practice. Her particular research interests include language learning, the development of global awareness and intercultural competences, and the education of migrants.