Lorraine is a Research Fellow at the ERC with overall responsibility for the research strand on educational disadvantage and the evaluation of the DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) programme. She has a broad range of experience, particularly in the analysis of complex large scale survey data. She has overseen or worked on large-scale national and international assesments, including the 2016 cycle of the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS), the International Civic and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS, 2009) and the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS, 2009). She is interested in the home and school characteristics associated with student achievement and the extent to which schools in Ireland are differentially effective. She joined the Centre in 2007 and between 2011 and 2014, spent time working as a Lecturer in Education at Liverpool Hope University. Lorraine has a B.A. (Mod), Higher Diploma in Statistics and Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin, as well as a Masters in Psychology from Liverpool Hope University.