Lal is a Principal Advisor at the Behavioural Insights Team working in the Education team. He has worked on projects aiming to improve tutoring and school attendance, engagement and learning on EdTech platforms, attainment in secondary schools, gender balance in computing, teacher recruitment, and teacher wellbeing.
Previously, Lal taught both Economics and Politics at A-level. He has central government experience working at the Cabinet Office, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Department for Transport. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Durham University and a Master’s in Economics and Public Policy from the University of Bristol.