Policy Team

Image: Nick Youngson (CC BY-SA)

EFA’s Policy Team is a key part of the organisation and is responsible for the development of all public policy statements, position papers, research proposals and other public policy-related outputs.

The Policy Team is formally constituted as a Standing Committee under the EFA Board. The Policy Team has a Mandate[PDF] under EFA’s Board. See the Standing Committees Policy [PDF] and the Terms of Reference for the Policy Committee [PDF].

Current Work

See the main Our Work page for the various issue areas we work on and to review recent submissions and other publications from the team.

Policy Team Members

  • Vanessa Teague
  • Amy Patterson
  • Lyndsey Jackson
  • Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker
  • Matt Watt

To contact the Policy Team, please use our Contact Form.

Join the Team

All EFA teams are open to applications from members with a relevant interest and/or expertise.

The teams work collaboratively using various platforms and formal meetings (online or off) are kept to an absolute minimum. The time commitment involved in joining a team will vary depending on what you’re prepared and able to take on, but as a minimum, one hour per week or equivalent (such as one afternoon per month) is generally expected.

Before deciding whether to apply to join a team, please read this first: Volunteer Guidelines [PDF]

Then complete the new Volunteer form.

Academic Internships

The Policy Team has some capacity to supervise project-based academic internships (i.e. research work undertaken for credit). If you are interested in undertaking such a project with EFA, please complete our Volunteer form advising your area(s) of interest and timeframe.

Skip to content