I am a Senior Researcher at Cambridge Assessment, which is a department of the University of Cambridge. During my time here the focus of much of my work has been on the interaction between assessment, learning and curriculum issues. Reflecting the global reach of the organisation where I work, much of my work has an international focus. Projects have ranged across academic and vocationally related contexts and investigated assessment issues in diverse sectors (e.g. primary through to post-compulsory education). My general research interest is on how to better understand assessment as enacted practice. This has involved using diverse research methods to gather the perspectives of those involved with, or affected by, assessment. Some examples of this include research into UK and international teachers’ and examiners’ assessment practices (e.g. how do teachers prepare students for assessment; what are teachers’ assessment for learning understandings and practices; and how do remote technologies impact on professional learning and communication practices.
Affiliation: Cambridge Assessment, UK