Unusually for Cambridge, I was born and brought up here, and started working for Cambridge University Press and Assessment as a temp when home for the summer from Liverpool John Moores University. I graduated with a BSc in Applied Physics, and now also have specialist qualifications in computing and education from the universities of Bradford and Bristol respectively.
After graduation I briefly took up a post in question paper preparation at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, but swiftly joined the Research and Evaluation division where I worked on, and in due course led, many studies in areas such as inter-board comparability, standards over time, equity and qualification evaluation. I subsequently worked extensively on the development and introduction of on-screen marking and on operationalising data analytics. With over twenty years’ experience in technical, research, and leadership roles at Cambridge University Press and Assessment, I now lead a programme of work in innovation and development.
Outside of work I enjoy foreign travel, hiking, theatre and concerts.