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Rose Luckin is the host of the Edtech Podcast, and is a Professor of Learner-Centred Design at UCL, and Founder/CEO of EDUCATE Ventures Research (EVR), the organisation using AI to ‘measure the unmeasurable’ in education. Rose and the EVR team are experts in AI and educational research and help education and training organisations generate and visualise evidence about the effectiveness of their actions.

The Edtech Podcast improves the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling for better innovation and impact, and was founded and developed by entrepreneur and consultant/strategist Sophie Bailey, whose previous role was Head of content at Bett, the world’s largest education technology event. In 2016 she launched the Edtech Podcast and quickly developed the brand into the world’s largest podcast of its kind, with an audience consisting of global education leaders, startups, learning and development specialists, blue-chips, investors, government and media.

The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 5000 – 8000 times each month from 145 countries in total, with the US, UK, and Australia the top 3 countries listening in. It recently celebrated a 250-episode milestone, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, reached 40k downloads a month as listeners grappled with all things remote learning and working.

Past series have included Future Tech for EducationEducation 4.0What Matters in EdtechThe VocTech Podcast:Learning ContinuedThe Edge, and Evidence-Based EdTech. Topics covered in the interview and panel-style show include education and AI, games-based learning, assessment, and scaling learning to those who cannot access traditional “bricks and mortar” teaching and learning. The podcast also convenes its audience through events, written series, and an online community.

Sophie serves as executive producer for the podcast and has handed the reigns of host to Rose Luckin, who assumed the mantle in late 2022. Episodes are cowritten by Rose and Rowland Wells, Creative Producer at EVR, and recorded and produced by Rowland.


Sophie Bailey works with clients in the following areas:

  • Advisor/Non-Exec
  • Stakeholder management and partnerships
  • Research analysis and strategy development
  • Audience and community engagement
  • Cross-discipline in sales/marketing/content
  • International experience and product launch
  • Team leading and motivation
  • Events, content marketing, and PR.

Sophie would love to hear from you on your project big or small. If she can’t help, maybe she knows someone who can.


Here are some of the nice things people have said about the Edtech Podcast under Sophie Bailey’s stewardship.


‘Sophie is a dependable, can-do, creative and professional person to work with. No challenge is too big, no issue to complex and the end results are always very high quality.’



Peter Sigrist
Head of Communications at TES Global Limited

‘We recently commissioned Sophie to advise us about the EdTech market place.
Not only is she delightful personally but she has a great networks of contacts and comprehensive insight into the issues and trends in EdTech. I spent a very stimulating afternoon with Sophie and her followup has been extensive. Thank you Sophie!’

Meriel Winwood
Director at Ascent IT Ltd & Enterprise Asset Management Solutions

‘Sophie is a super connected and super smart operator in the EdTech space and provided some brilliant consultancy to us at Zzish. She also has an awesome podcast that drove some great interest in our business. I highly recommend working with her!’


Charles Wiles
Founder and CEO at Zzish. EdTech Angel Investor and Mentor