Emma Walland

Emma Walland

I hold a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg and a MA in Social and Psychological Research from the University of the Witwatersrand. I also completed a PGDip in Management at Wits Business School.

My research interests have been broad and varied; most recently, I completed a research project on the lived experiences of people with a brain injury who live in long-term care facilities. I have also conducted research evaluating the MA in Community-Based Counselling Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand. My BA (Hons) research was on the relationship between effortful control and counterproductive work behaviour.


Since joining Cambridge Assessment, I have been involved in research investigating the decoupling of the AS and A level and establishing an analyst community for SAS.


In my spare time I enjoy playing computer games, reading novels, being in nature and spending time with friends and family.

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.