Professor John Gardner

Faculty of Social Sciences Colin Bell Building, University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me


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).

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