Charlotte Vidal-Hall is a research lead working in an education policy environment where she has led research in to reading in secondary schools, school governance and behaviour in schools. Charlotte was an early years and primary teacher for 15 years before completing an MA and PhD in early years education. She has been a school governor in inner city primary schools for 12 years including four years as chair of governors. Charlotte also sits on BERA’s Conference & Events Committee. She is interested in how government and academic researchers can work together.