Ian Macpherson

Ian Macpherson
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Ian Macpherson has over 10 years’ experience working in international education and development. He has conducted and managed research in education in over 20 countries, and managed education programs in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.

Before taking up the post of senior program manager with the Open Society Education Support Program in 2007, Macpherson worked with a range of international organizations at national, regional, and international levels. In addition to a core concern with justice and human rights issues in education, he is particularly interested in the transnational dynamics of advocacy in and around education and the role of civil society organizations in education policy reform.

Macpherson is deputy director of the Education Support Program and co-chairs the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies. He holds a DPhil in education studies from St Peter’s College, Oxford University; an MSc in educational research methodology from St. Anne’s College, Oxford University; an MSc in development studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University; and an MA (Hons) in mental philosophy from Edinburgh University.