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Nalini Cook

Head of Global Research

As Head of Global Research I lead a team of skilled field researchers and administrative staff who are responsible for ISC Research’s field research with international schools, school groups, associations, investors and regulators around the world. Collectively we gather various quantitative and qualitative data enabling the compilation of up to the minute market intelligence reports, presentations and consultancy on the global international schools market.

I have worked in the UK, Denmark and Italy but I’ve been based in the UAE for most of my life. I have an MA in Research and Consultancy from Lancaster University and have worked with international and independent schools for over a decade, building experience and an extensive network within both sectors.


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Adding value through connections
Adding value through connections

When you think of innovation and creativity in learning, you might be forgiven for picturing something high-tech, cutting-edge and expensive: something beyond the reach of many schools; something perhaps attributed to the mantle of the computer science expert. Audrey McLean tells us about an interdisciplinary approach to innovation that involves adding value through cross-curricular connections. Read more

Facilitating innovation in teaching
Facilitating innovation in teaching

Innovation plays a crucial role in driving excellence and continuous growth in schools. This article shares strategies to foster a culture of innovation where teachers feel encouraged and supported to materialise their ideas. Read more

Wellbeing: a way to flourishing
Wellbeing: a way to flourishing

At The Millennium School Dubai, the journey of fostering a culture of wellbeing commenced in December 2019, as Ambika Gulati explains. Read more


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We are dedicated and committed to supporting the broader international schools community by providing data, trends and intelligence. Since 1994, we have guided schools with their growth plans, informed investors on new school development, helped universities to engage with international schools, and advised education suppliers that are supporting the market.