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University of Oxford

October 2014 - September 2015

MSc in Comparative Social Policy

Thesis: Inclusive education to inclusive employment: The impact of inclusive education on economic outcomes in Ontario and Alberta

University of British Columbia

September 2013 - April 2014
Visiting Student

Laurentian University

September 2009 - April 2014
BA(Hons) in Political Science


Disability Rights UK

June 2016 - Present

The Future Leaders Trust

October 2015 - June 2016
Performance and Impact Officer

Oxford Students’ Disability Community (OSDC)

November 2014 - September 2015
Disability Advisory Service Liaison, Founding Committee Member

Laurentian University

September 2012 - April 2013
Research Assistant


Technical Skills

  • High proficiency with collecting and collating statistical data from a wide variety of sources, and analysing data with Stata, R and Microsoft Excel, including using macros and VBA in Excel.
  • Experience of quantitative spatial analysis using GIS software and R.
  • Experience with interviewing, process tracing, discourse analysis and policy analysis.

Communication Skills

  • Exceptional communication talents in writing and public speaking, creating presentations and reports that are precise, meticulous and easily understandable, even under time constraints.
  • Extensive experience and proficiency with the full Microsoft Office suite, project management software, Salesforce, web content management systems and LaTeX.


  • Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (RSS)


Peer Reviewed Publications


Odell, E. Lonely Schools: The Relationship between Geographic Isolation and Academic Attainment. Educational Research. Issue 59, no. 3. DOI: 10.1080/00131881.2017.1339285 Accepted Manuscript:

R Packages


Odell, E. fixerapi: An R Client for the "" Currency API DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1214391 CRAN_Status_Badge


Odell, E. parlitools: Tools for Analysing UK Politics. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.591586 CRAN_Status_Badge


Odell, E. mnis: Easy Downloading Capabilities for the Members’ Name Information Service. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.591287 CRAN_Status_Badge


Odell, E. hansard: Accessing Westminster Parliament Data. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.591264 CRAN_Status_Badge



Odell, E. Hansard Speeches and Sentiment V2.5 [Dataset]. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.820163 Docs:



Fellows, T. and Odell, E. Executive Headteachers: What’s in a Name? A Review of the Literature. NGA and TFLT.


Theobald, K. and Odell, E. Isolated Schools: Out on a Limb. Future Leaders Trust.

Speaking Appearances


Panel appearance with Melanie Wilkes and Andrew Rawson. From Application to Graduation. Policy UK Forum: Creating a Culture of Inclusivity for Disabled Students. London.


Guest Lecturer on the Interdisciplinary Studies in Global Health and Disability programme. Bader International Study Centre, Queen’s University (Canada). London.


Panel appearance. What is the EU and should we be against it? University of Chicago. Chicago.


Panel appearance with Joanne Cooke and Graeme Atherton, moderated by Lisa Cameron.Priorities for Increasing Disabled Student Participation in Higher Education. Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar: Disabled students at university - facilities, support services and the impact of funding changes. London.


Panel appearance with Chris Holmes, Huma Munshi and Natasha Hirst, moderated by Debbie Foster. The Role of Worker Representatives and Disability Advocacy Organisations in Supporting Disabled Employees into the Labour Market and in Employment and Improving Workplace Well-Being. Closing Disability Gaps at Work. London.