I joined Cambridge Assessment in 2002, and prior to that I was a primary teacher for 10 years, during which time I completed an MA in Primary Education at the University of Reading.
My work at Cambridge Assessment has focussed on a diverse set of issues. These include studies into students’ experiences and perceptions of assessment (across primary, secondary and tertiary phases of education); advisory work on international test and curriculum development at primary and secondary level; investigation into how shifts from paper-based to computer-based assessment modes influence examiner practices; and the consideration of specific issues that relate to vocational assessment and learning contexts.
I completed a PhD at the University of Cambridge looking at how examiners communicate with each other when developing their common mark scheme understanding. I’ve also recently completed two observational studies exploring how question writers develop exam questions. I am a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training, and I’m also a reviewer for seven other academic journals.
In my spare time I like to travel with my family, play guitar, and listen to loud music.