Miriam Broeks

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Senior Analyst
Cambridge Office


M.Sc. in comparative social policy, University of Oxford; B.A. in human geography, sociology and statistics, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University

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Miriam Broeks is a senior analyst at RAND Europe. Her research interests include education policy, social integration, and policy analysis and evaluation. She is involved in a variety of education research projects including the development of OECD's TALIS Starting Strong survey, and a number of projects sponsored by the Education Endowment Foundation involving randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in schools. She has also worked on evaluations focusing on improving health services in England, such as the independent evaluation of the Flow Coaching Academy sponsored by the Health Foundation.

Prior to joining RAND she worked as research assistant at the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, researching European policies which aim to integrate minorities in schools. Previously, she interned at the London-based Intergenerational Foundation, working on expanding their intergenerational fairness index across European Union countries.

Broeks holds an M.Sc. in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford and a B.A. in human geography and sociology, with a minor in statistics, from Utrecht University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Cambridge. 

Recent Projects

  • Evaluating the Accelerated Reader Scheme
  • Implementing the OECD Starting Strong Survey
  • Independent evaluation of the Flow Coaching Academy programme
  • Attracting and Retaining Teachers in Cambridgeshire
  • Motivating teachers with incentivised pay and coaching: Understanding factors influencing participant recruitment failure

Selected Publications

Alex Sutherland, Miriam Broeks, et al., Evaluation report: Digital feedback in Primary Maths, Education Endowment Foundation, London (EP-67969), 2019

Miriam Broeks, Megan Sim, Agnes Stancel-Piątak & Juliane Hencke, TALIS Starting Strong Survey 2018 Analysis Principles, OECD, Paris (EP-68031), 2018

Miriam Broeks, Tom Ling, Sarah Ball, Joanna Hofman, Jack Pollard & Eleftheria Iakovidou, Independent evaluation of the Flow Coaching Academy programme, RAND Corporation (RR-3098-HF), 2020

Alex Sutherland, Rob Prideaux, Julie Belanger, Miriam Broeks, Yulia Shenderovich and Simon Van Der Staaij, Motivating teachers with incentivised pay and coaching: Understanding factors influencing participant recruitment failure, RAND Corporation (RR-2145-EEF), 2017

Belanger, Julie and Miriam Broeks, Attracting and retaining teachers in Cambridgeshire: Working conditions and teacher flows from a School Workforce Census data perspective, RAND Corporation, (RR-1850-CA), 2016

Paola Mattei and Miriam Broeks, "From Multiculturalism to Civic Integration: Citizenship Education and Integration Policies in the Netherlands and England since the 2000s," Ethnicities, 2016

Miriam Broeks, "Explicando la diferencia estructural entre los programas de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe en Ecuador y Guatemala: ¿Cómo incide la organización indígena?" Revista Némesis, 13, 2016




  • Two students working together in a chemistry class

    Cambridgeshire Is at the Heart of England's Teacher Shortage Problem

    Teacher shortages could be a real threat in Cambridgeshire, unless larger numbers of secondary school teachers are attracted and retained. There are simply too few new teachers replacing those who retire, with this gap being even more pronounced in STEM subjects.

    Mar 21, 2017 Education Media Centre

  • Mother holding her baby while working from home

    Is It Time to Extend Maternity Leave Across Europe?

    Any policy solution for extending maternity leave must strike a balance between protecting infant health through extended breastfeeding and mitigating any potentially negative impact on the mother's career progression or increased costs to business.

    Sep 13, 2016 EurActiv