Edel Sanders


PhD, University of Cambridge, UK
MA, EdM, Columbia University Teachers College, USA
BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Columbia University, USA

Edel Sanders completed her doctoral work in the Faculty of Education, Psychology Group at the University of Cambridge.

Fueled by her fascination with the workings of the developing mind, Sanders earned two master’s degrees (MA, EdM) from Columbia University Teachers College.  She has taught in multiple settings while researching education and cognition in areas such as music, art and mathematics over the years.

Following research at Columbia University's Arts Education Research Center in New York, which documented the impact of music education on inner city children's academic performance, Sanders joined the INSTRUCT (Implementing New Student and Teaching Resources Using Cognitive Theory) research group at the University of Cambridge. Future research interests are founded upon theories of brain plasticity and involve the exploration of alternative educational methods to aid learning and development in pupils with cognitive and behavioral challenges.

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