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Roné McFarlane

South Africa & University of Cape Town, 2014

Roné McFarlane is the Senior Manager: Development and Research at Equal Education (EE). Roné joined EE in 2016 and has previously served as the Co-Head of Research. Before joining EE, she worked as a Research Advisor to Cambridge University's Faculty of Education and interned at the BBC in London. Roné holds an MSc in Comparative and International Education from Oxford University, which she obtained with distinction as a Chevening scholar. Roné serves as a trustee of the Bookery, an organisation that creates dynamic school libraries that inspire a love of reading. She was previously part of the organising committee for the Education Fishtank, a collective which hosts regular education seminars and a house leader for the NPO Echo Youth Development, which provides houses for youth from childcare facilities who have to make the difficult transition to adulthood.

Roné McFarlane is a 2022 Shaun Johnson Memorial Scholar. Read more about the scholarship .

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