Ben Arnold is a research fellow at Deakin University. Ben engages in research that explores the relationship between global education policies/actors and national education policies with a focus on India. His PhD research explored the relationship between global campaigns for gender equality, policies promoting the privatisation of education and local experiences of class and gender in primary schools in Delhi, India. As part of his PhD studies, Ben undertook research placements at UNESCO South Asia where he worked on consultations for SDG 4 in education and at UNICEF India where he researched the implementation of a nationwide child protection scheme in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Prior to his work as a researcher, Ben was a primary and middle school teacher in the UK and Indonesia.