I am interested in a broad range of assessment, policy and curriculum issues. My current projects involve the analysis of assessment material, aspects of the role of digital technology in high stakes assessment, assessment design principles, and patterns of formative assessment internationally. I am also interested in debates on the future and purposes of assessment, the place of vocational and technical qualifications in learners’ programmes of study, access to higher education and social justice in education. I use various research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and have written and presented for a variety of internal and external audiences.
Before becoming a Research Officer at ARD in 2021, I was a Research Assistant at OCR. During that time, I worked on, among other things, a large multifaceted programme of research into the usability of comparative judgement methods for awarding, and investigated core assessment models for OCR qualifications, the impact of changes to the assessment of practical science and the future landscape for OCR's post-16 vocational and technical qualifications.
I have a BA and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, specialising in politics, and previously worked in legal market research. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outside, political campaigning, reading speculative fiction and playing the guitar poorly.