Suzana Andrade Brinkman

Suzana Andrade Brinkmann is an education consultant with UNICEF-India (NewDelhi) conducting research on elementary education reform in government schools. In the past she has worked for three years as a Senior Consultant to the Government of India’s Ministry of Education, advising on how to improve the quality of government teachers, teacher training programmes, curriculum and assessment systems across India, under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ (Education For All) programme. She is currently pursuing a PhD in education from London University’s Institute of Education, researching how Indian teachers’ cultural beliefs affect their teaching styles, and how to design effective teacher training programmes that are able to bring transformation in teachers’ beliefs and practice. She is also involved with Gyanankur Schools in Pune (, which she helped set up to provide low-cost quality education to underprivileged children. Suzana has completed an M.A. in International Education Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University (NY), as well as a Masters of Education from Queen’s University, Canada