Our Research Team

Our Research Team

Cambridge Assessment is home to the largest research capability of its kind. Meet the people behind our leading-edge work.

David Beauchamp

David has an interest in analysis and evaluation of texts. He has a background in language teaching and linguistics.

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Tom Benton

Tom is a statistician and psychometrician and has worked exclusively on the analysis of educational datasets, with an interest in all applications of quantitative methods to educational data.

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Tom Bramley

Tom is the Director of the Research Division and his areas of expertise include the application of Comparative Judgement methods to assessment.

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Matthew Carroll

Matthew’s expertise is in analysis of large datasets and statistical modelling, having previously worked as a scientist analysing ecological data.

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Lucy Chambers

Lucy's area of expertise includes the moderation of school-based assessment and students' examination writing. She previously taught English.

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Simon Child

Simon is in the qualifications development research team which provides an evidence base to support general and vocational qualification reform.

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Tori Coleman

Tori's area of expertise relates to curriculum evaluation models and the comparability of optional examination questions.

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Filio Constantinou

Filio’s areas of expertise are educational linguistics and educational assessment. She provides examination boards with advice on how to redevelop qualifications.

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Victoria Crisp

Victoria's areas of expertise are question writing processes, question quality and comparability, along with being involved in providing training for examiners and assessment professionals on question writing issues.

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Ellie Darlington

Ellie is a maths education specialist and serves on the editorial board of the Teaching Mathematics and its Applications journal.

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Gill Elliott

Gill has a background in Psychology and has been involved with the Aspects of Writing research for over 20 years examining elements of 16+ candidates' writing.

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Tim Gill

Tim's main areas of interest are the application of multilevel models in analysing assessment data and the analysis of patterns of uptake and attainment in schools and colleges.

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Jackie Greatorex

Jackie is a Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society whose main area of interest is research focusing on education and curriculum.

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Jo Ireland

Jo has worked on various comparability and validation projects at Cambridge Assessment, including the unique 'Aspects of Writing' research series.

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Martin Johnson

Martin is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training, along with being a reviewer for numerous academic journals.

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Nicole Klir

Nicole Klir

Nicole is based in the Data and Analytics team and is jointly responsible for Data Bytes. She developed a keen interest in statistics having previously worked in the chemical and high-tech manufacturing industries.

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Tim Oates

Tim Oates CBE joined Cambridge Assessment in May 2006 to spearhead the rapidly growing Assessment Research and Development division.

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Nicholas Raikes

Nicholas leads a programme of work in innovation and development having had over twenty years' experience in technical, research and leadership roles at Cambridge Assessment.

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Carmen Vidal Rodeiro

Carmen's expertise is in statistical programming and the analysis and modelling of data using traditional and innovative statistical techniques.

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Nicky Rushton

Nicky's main area of interest is the comparability of examinations with a focus on comparisons of international education systems, having previously been a Primary teacher.

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Tom Sutch

Tom is part of the Data and Analytics team and is jointly responsible for Data Bytes. He has a background in Mathematics and Applied Statistics.

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Irenka Suto

Irenka's main interests are in curriculum development, so-called 21st Century skills, and the many human judgements and decisions entailed in educational assessment, as made by students, teachers, and examiners.

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Sylvia Vitello

Sylvia conducts research into various areas of education and assessment for different types and level of study, and has a background in psychology.

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Joanna Williamson

Joanna is part of the Educational Measurement team and has a background in mathematics. She previously worked on research in other areas of education and healthcare.

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Data Bytes

A regular series of graphics from our research team, highlighting the latest research findings and trends in education and assessment.