Pia Kreijkes

Pia Kreijkes

Pia Kreijkes

I am a mixed-methods researcher with a background in Psychology and Education. I joined Cambridge University Press and Assessment in January 2022, where I conduct research in the Education and Curriculum team. Current projects involve examining representations of culture in the UK national curricula for English Language and Literature and identifying the main themes related to curriculum in publications within jurisdictions of interest to the organisation.

I am interested in a range of topics related to the improvement of education. In particular, I am fascinated by how students’ experiences in school shape their motivation for learning and ideas of ability. I completed my PhD in Education at the University of Cambridge in 2020, which examined the antecedents of teachers’ fixed-ability practices as well as the consequences of such practices for students’ motivation and achievement. Prior to the PhD, I studied for a MSc in Developmental and Educational Psychology at the UCL Institute of Education and a BSc in Psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

When I am not working, I love spending time with my family and playing with my toddler. I also enjoy traveling, gardening, and baking.

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