Ray Kirtley has a background in secondary education and as a local authority adviser. He has been with the University of Hull since 1996, co-ordinating and evaluating EU education projects and managing regional programmes for both global and international education. In addition to management of the Erasmus + project, Girls into Global STEM, he is also involved with mobile learning projects in Thailand and Vietnam. Outside of the University he chairs the Global Learning Association, a not-for-profit company providing in-service teacher training both in the UK and other EU countries, alongside assessment expertise for the British Council's International School Award. Working as an Erasmus + expert on the assessment of applications for the British Council, a British Council Ambassador and a member of their consultants group. Working alone or with colleagues I have externally evaluated two international education programmes and several Erasmus + projects.