I joined Cambridge Assessment in 2002, and prior to that I was a primary teacher for 10 years. During my time as a teacher I completed an MA in Primary Education at the University of Reading.
My work at Cambridge Assessment has focussed on a diverse set of issues. These include studies into students’ experiences and perceptions of assessment (across primary, secondary and tertiary phases of education); advisory work on international test and curriculum development at primary and secondary level; investigation into how shifts from paper-based to computer-based assessment modes influence examiner practices; and the consideration of specific issues that relate to vocational assessment and learning contexts.
At the moment, I am looking at how examiners communicate with each other when developing their common mark scheme understanding. I’ve also recently completed two observational studies exploring how question writers develop exam questions. I am a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training, and I’m also a reviewer for seven other academic journals.
In my spare time I like to travel with my family, play guitar, and listen to loud music.