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].
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.
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.