Tarek is a Policy Analyst in the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills – PISA team. Before joining the OECD, Tarek was a Senior Research Associate at the University College London – Institute of Education. His research spanned several areas: the analyses of educational inequalities, the assessment of educational performances and policy, and quantitative and survey methods. Tarek worked extensively on PISA and similar large scale surveys, and on longitudinal surveys during his PhD and subsequent research.

In addition to his research activities, he taught on several courses, supervised postgraduate and PhD students and provided consultancy services to national and international organizations.

Currently Tarek is carrying out work on teacher job satisfaction and on science teaching strategies using PISA 2015 data. He is also leading the development of the PISA 2012 ICT framework and questionnaire items.

Tarek holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Aix Marseille (France) and an MA in Political Economy from the Saint Joseph University (Lebanon). He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Department of Social Science.

Tarek is fluent in English, French and Arabic.