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Tom McBride

Director of Evidence

Tom leads our evidence generation work across the organisation.

Tom has 15 years of experience of public sector research and analysis roles. He joined EIF from the Department for Education, where he led the strategic analysis function providing analytical support across all areas of DfE policy. Much of his work focused on the performance of disadvantaged children, and the role of education in improving social mobility. Prior to that, Tom worked at the National Audit Office, where he led the Decision Analysis and Modelling group as well as delivering multi-method evaluations across a range of government activity, including end-of-life care, PFI hospitals and government forecasting.

Tom is a Trustee of Career Connect – a major provider of career advice to young people –  and sits on several advisory boards, including The University of Cambridge’s centre on Play in Early Development and Learning and UCL’s Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities, as well as the Strategic Oversight Board for Understanding Society.