My main research and teaching interests include policy and practice in all sectors of education, particularly in relation to assessment and information technology.
(PhD MSc PGCE BSc FBCS CITP AcSS FCIEA)
Senior Deputy Principal
I have over 120 academic publications and have authored or co-authored seven books, the most recent being: Assessment and Learning (2012, Sage), Developing Teacher Assessment (2010, McGraw-Hill/Open University) and The Classroom X-Factor (2011, Routledge).
I have presented numerous international keynote addresses and been principal investigator for research projects exceeding £2.5million in total funding.
From 1994-2010, I was a member of the globally influential Assessment Reform Group (ARG) and am currently a visiting professor at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Educational Assessment.
I am a fellow of the British Computer Society, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors, and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences. I am currently a member of the steering committee of the ESRC’s Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programme and a member of the ESRC’s Peer Review College.
In 2011, I completed a two year term of office as President of the British Educational Research Association. I was a member of the UK RAE Education panel (2004-08) and am a member of the current REF Panel 25 (Education).