Martina works as a Senior Researcher in the “Digital Assessment and Evaluation” team. She manages their research programme and provides research consultancy to digital assessment product teams while making sure customers' needs and their well-being are at the heart of what we build and research. She is a reviewer and a member of the Cambridge University Press & Assessment Research Ethics Committee.
In the last 7 years in the organisation, Martina designed and managed numerous studies, ranging from research investigating the reliability of marking in high-stakes exams in the UK to running evaluations of curriculum and examination reforms internationally.
Previously, Martina worked as a consultant for several not-for-profit organisations, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. During that time, she also taught and supervised postgraduate students.
Martina has a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Cambridge, where she investigated the development of self-regulated learning and metacognition in children. Self-regulation and metacognition remain her research interests and she delivers workshops and talks for teachers, the assessment community and product teams on the topic. In the past, she has consulted product teams helping them run UX studies and develop digital learning and assessment products while ensuring they encouraged learners’ metacognition and self-regulated learning.