David Beauchamp

David Beauchamp

I joined Cambridge Assessment in the summer of 2016. Both my professional and academic backgrounds are in language teaching and linguistics. I graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2015 with an MA in Applied Linguistics, which I studied while working overseas as a language teacher, teacher trainer and centre coordinator.

Since joining Cambridge Assessment, I have worked on pieces of research such as validation studies of Cambridge exams through qualitative and quantitative methods, and the Aspects of Writing project, which looks at language change over time in students’ writing. I am particularly interested in the analysis and evaluation of texts through discourse analysis and corpus linguistics.

Outside of work, I enjoy the challenge of learning new languages, seafood, and cycling around Cambridge and the surrounding countryside.

Publications

2016

Research Matters Special Issue 4: Aspects of Writing 1980-2014
Elliott, G., Green, S., Constantinou, F., Vitello, S., Chambers, L., Rushton, N., Ireland, J., Bowyer, J. and Beauchamp, D. (2016). Research Matters Special Issue 4: Aspects of Writing 1980-2014.

Research Matters

Research Matters

Research Matters is our free biannual publication which allows us to share our assessment research, in a range of fields, with the wider assessment community.