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Rebecca Merkley

Executive Functions Consultant

Rebecca Merkley is the Executive Functions Consultant for EF + Math and an Adjunct Research Professor in Cognitive Science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Her multidisciplinary research explores how executive functions influence the acquisition of foundational numeracy skills. Her recent projects have focused on research-practice partnerships in early mathematics education. She also worked as a Research Fellow for UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development synthesizing evidence from the science of learning to inform international policy recommendations for advancing education equity. She earned an EdM from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a DPhil in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford.

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