We are delighted to announce that Ollie Lovell is joining the A Learner’s Toolkit project as a Critical Friend. He is an emerging voice at the intersection of cognitive science and education. Ollie’s work in the areas of Cognitive Load Theory and Self-Regulated Learning is significant. Collectively, his research and writing already have made a tremendous impact on both the design and implementation of the student training continuum and the critical elements in new teacher professional learning resources.

About Ollie

Ollie (Oliver) Lovell is host of the popular Education Research Reading Room blog and podcast, author of two books, Cognitive Load Theory in Action and  Tools for Teachers, and a teacher and Senior Researcher within Brighton Grammar School and the Crowther Centre. Ollie is currently undertaking his PhD in self-regulated learning through the University of Freiburg, Germany, under supervisors Alexander Renkl and John Dunlosky, and project partner Tino Endres. Ollie conducted a literature review on self-regulated learning for the Ministry of Education in Estonia and the British Council in 2021, and is an adjunct lecturer within LaTrobe University’s School of Education.