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

2019

To what extent is the language of this test question readable? Tools for investigating the linguistic accessibility of assessment material
Beauchamp. D., and Constantinou, F. (2019). To what extent is the language of this test question readable? Tools for investigating the linguistic accessibility of assessment material. Presented at the 20th annual AEA-Europe conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 13-16 November 2019.

Research Matters

Research Matters 28: Autumn 2019

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.