Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Christina Hinton
Adjunct Lecturer on Education
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 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
Dr. Bruno della Chiesa
Visiting Lecturer on Education
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.