Meet the team behind Evidence for Learning
Evidence for Learning has been incubated by Social Ventures Australia (SVA). Our team is made of expert members from SVA's Education team.
Matthew Deeble – Co-Director
Matthew has more than 20 years’ experience in building and running enterprises in education and health. He was involved in provisioning the first Internet services in Australian schools and developing internet management software used by thousands of schools in Australia, NZ, the UK and USA.
More recently he has worked on data, identity and privacy projects for the National Schools Interoperability Program and on an online career profiling service in Higher and Vocational Education.
He is also a non-executive director of the evidence efficiency platform; Covidence.
Matthew shares responsibility for E4L's strategy and senior stakeholder relations.
Danielle Toon - Co-Director
Danielle is responsible for Evidence for Learning‘s strategy, products, projects and partnerships. She established Evidence for Learning’s Early Childhood Education initiative and has led large collaborative research projects such as Getting Evidence Moving in Schools (GEMS).
Danielle has twenty years’ experience in strategy, policy, research, design and implementation projects for schools, early learning providers, for-purpose organisations, education systems and large corporations. Danielle was a consulting expert to an OECD study on teacher preparation, and in recent years managed a global project on teacher training for Learning First in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to this, Danielle led an Indigenous education reform organisation and worked in remote primary schools, advised on education policy for state and federal governments, and was a managing consultant for IBM Global Business Services.
Danielle holds a Masters in Instructional Leadership from the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and a first class honours degree from the University of New South Wales in Business and Technology.
Susannah Schoeffel - Associate Director
In May 2019, Susannah joined the Evidence for Learning team and her current portfolio include tailoring evidence assets to the Australian context, supporting education jurisdictions to use evidence assets and working alongside educators to help great practice become common practice.
With a background in teaching, she has worked convening and supporting school networks, bringing professionals from education, business, research and industry together to build the capacity of schools to deliver excellent educational opportunities for their students.
Susannah has worked with young Australians across the spectrum of development, from early learning to tertiary settings. She holds a Bachelor of Exercise Science from the Australian Catholic University, and Master of Teaching and a Master of Education Policy (International) from the University of Melbourne where she focused on the selection and induction of graduate teachers in a global context.