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To make a general enquiry, please contact:

Supporter Relations
Oxfam House, John Smith Drive
Oxford OX4 2JY
Email: education@oxfam.org.uk
Tel: 0300 200 1300

We are also on Twitter: @OxfamEducation

Meet the team

Paul Langley

Paul Langley, Head of Education and Youth

Paul joined Oxfam to lead the Education and Youth team in 2016, having previously worked for Christian Aid where he led the fundraising, campaigning and supporter engagement work for many years. Paul's leadership of youth and education initiatives in the past include Ctrl.Alt.Shift - a youth led movement, Platform 2 - a youth volunteering programme for the Department for International Development and regular visits to the classroom to lead global learning sessions. Paul currently serves on the board of the Global Learning Programme, having previously been on the boards of both RISC and Divine Chocolate in the past. 

Tel: 01865 473051

Liz Newbon, Education and Youth Adviser

Liz joined Oxfam in 2014, with varied experience of teaching and youth work in several countries including the UK, Pakistan, Brazil, New Zealand, India and Tanzania.  She is passionate about inspiring young people to learn about, respect and take action for each other and the world around them.  She has created learning material for a number of charities and also has experience of supporting educators in developing global school partnerships.

Tel: 0161 2342793

John McLaverty, Education and Youth Adviser

John joined Oxfam in 2008 after a lengthy career as a faculty head and humanities teacher in inner-city London secondary schools. He is passionate about supporting young people to apply their learning, creativity and passion to overcoming poverty.

Tel: 020 7802 9981


Kate Lea, Education Resources Project Manager

Kate has over ten years' teaching experience in primary schools in the UK, Kenya and Malawi.  She co-founded a charity to support children's work in Kenya, has written teaching resources for the Malawian ministry of education and facilitates links between schools in the UK and Africa.

Tel: 01865 473941

Anne Kane, Curriculum Adviser, Oxfam Scotland

Anne works in close partnership with six Global Learning Centres to influence decision-makers and support teachers, local authorities and universities to embed Global Citizenship within the Scottish Curriculum. 

Tel: 0141 285 8887

Victoria Leech, Education and Youth Adviser, Oxfam Cymru

Victoria was a secondary-school maths teacher in London and North Wales, as well as a volunteer teacher in Lesotho, where she developed her passion for Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC). Victoria now works to promote and support ESDGC in Wales. 

Tel: 0300 200 1269

Os hoffech chi gysylltu â ni trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg, plis anfonwch ebost at Vicky Leech yn Oxfam Cymru - vleech@oxfam.org.uk

Olivia Paine, Education and Youth Communications and Project Officer

Olivia joined Oxfam in 2015 after completing a Masters in International Relations and working for a homeless charity. She is passionate about social justice, environmental issues and using communications to inspire action. Her role at Oxfam includes maintaining the Oxfam Education social media accounts and blog.

Nancy Brown, Education and Youth Adviser

Nancy manages the Oxfam Youth Ambassador project with young people in schools. She has a  background in  training adults and young people in developing transferable skills within their organisations; as well as community, resident involvement, social history and well-being projects. Nancy has around eight years of training experience and is qualified  in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, coaching and mentoring. She also has a degree in Social Anthropology.

William Essilfie, Education and Youth Adviser

Will has previously worked in a range of education roles including managing youth projects for a Development Education Centre, education projects for an arts charity, and teaching in primary schools. He has a strong interest in social justice education through the arts, and has conducted post-graduate research on this topic.

Susanna Griffiths, Education Marketing Manager

Before joining Oxfam in 2007, Susanna worked in a variety of marketing and publishing roles. She now manages the Oxfam Education website and looks after Oxfam's communications to teachers and schools. She is also a volunteer Oxfam school speaker. 

Tel: 01865 473189

Jo-Anne Witcombe, Education and Youth Adviser

Jo-Anne has worked with young people since 2004. Previously she was an English teacher and wildlife guide in France, and a waste reduction educator in Manchester. She loves seeing young people getting fired up about important issues. 

Email: jwitcombe@oxfam.org.uk
Tel: 0161 234 2793

Nicci Hawkins, Global Citizenship Education Project Manager 

Before joining Oxfam in 2015, Nicci spent a number of years working for grass roots charities across Southeast Asia. On returning to the UK she worked for the National Crime Agency, focussing on building the capacity of international child protection communities to better protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. She is now managing a number of the Education team's Global Citizenship Education projects across Europe.  

Tel: 0207 802 9978