I joined Cambridge Assessment’s Research Division in 1995, and since that time have worked on projects covering most aspects of the assessment process, such as trying to understand the factors that make exam questions more or less difficult, or the features of mark schemes that make exam questions easier or harder to mark accurately. Much of my work has involved investigating the role that expert judgment and statistical information can play in mapping grading standards from one exam to another.
My current research interests include the application of Comparative Judgment methods to assessment, and trying to exploit item-level data from past exams to help set grade boundaries on new exams.
I hold an MA in Experimental Psychology from the University of Oxford, and an MSc. in Operational Research from Lancaster University.
Outside of work I enjoy chess, tennis, gardening, and playing the piano.