I’m a statistician and psychometrician, having completed a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Durham followed by a PhD in Statistics at Imperial College London.
Since completing my studies I’ve worked exclusively on the analysis of educational datasets. For just over ten years I worked at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). In 2012 I joined Cambridge Assessment and have continued my statistical work as part of their research team.
I’m interested in all applications of quantitative methods to educational data and, as such, my research covers a wide range of topics. Some recent examples include exploring statistical approaches to maintaining examination standards, methods to detect cheating, the reliability of coursework, getting useful data from images of candidates’ scripts, and gender differences in performance.