Natallia Yakavets

Natallia Yakavets,

Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Management at the School of Education, University of Nottingham.

Previously, Natallia was Senior Research Associate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. She holds a PhD in educational leadership and management from The Open University, UK. Her central research interests are leadership in transitional and post-Soviet contexts, school improvement, teacher professional education, educational reform, and inclusive education. She had worked with the United Nations Children’s Fund to support the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science in developing and piloting an early warning system for preventing, identifying and responding to school dropout of children with special educational needs and behavioural difficulties (2018–2022). Her latest book is Mapping educational change in Kazakhstan (2023).