Hannah Walker


Hannah Walker is the Portfolio Lead for UK education at Open Development and Education. She has worked in both international and UK-based education settings for over eight years.  Prior to joining the team, she worked in UK secondary state schools for four years, focusing on work with pupil premium students and the use of technology as a monitoring and assessment tool. She holds an MPhil in International Development and Education from the University of Cambridge and conducted her research in rural Zimbabwe on teacher professional development and interactive classroom pedagogy. Her international experience spans across multiple projects and countries with a focus on enhancing the quality of women’s education and healthcare through effective professional development and remote learning – key project funders include FCDO, UNICEF, NHS, Dubai Cares.


Haßler, B., D’Angelo, S., Walker, H., & Marsden, M. (2019). Synthesis of Reviews on Teacher Professional Development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Open Development & Education. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3497271
Girls’ Education Challenge, & EdTech Hub. (2021). Designing and monitoring distance teaching and learning interventions: A guide for projects and implementers | INEE. https://inee.org/resources/designing-and-monitoring-distance-teaching-and-learning-interventions-guide-projects-and
Walker, H. (2018). A Critical Investigation into How Year 8 Students’ Narrative Writing Skills are Developed Through the Medium of Oral Storytelling. Journal of Classics Teaching, 19(37), 35–45. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2058631018000053
Walker, H., Hennessy, S., & Pimmer, C. (2022). Trialling open educational resources for technology-supported teacher professional development in rural Zimbabwe. Research Papers in Education, 0(0), 1–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/02671522.2022.2034925

Full list of publications available here.