In 2012 I joined the Innovation and Development team of the Research Division at Cambridge Assessment and have worked on a number of projects including developing methods and metrics to monitor the quality of marking, developing data and information reporting systems and examination comparability. My current interests include the moderation of school-based assessment and students’ examination writing.
Prior to working at Cambridge Assessment I taught English in Japan, the Czech Republic and the UK in both the private schools and business sectors. I joined Cambridge Assessment in 2004 and initially worked for the Cambridge English Language Assessment group conducting research in the areas of assessing speaking, examination impact, workplace and business English, and language benchmarking in the business sector.
I hold a MA in Applied Linguistics from Anglia Ruskin University, a PGDip in Health Psychology from City University and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Stirling.
Outside of work, I enjoy gardening, doing house renovations and a little bit of dancing. I volunteer for a medical charity and have recently become a lay member of their research grants panel.