John Gardner is a professor of Education at the University of Stirling and is the former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university. In 2012 he completed a four year term of office as President (2009-11) and Vice-President (2008-09 & 2011-12) of the British Educational Research Association. He was a member of the Education panels of both the UK Research Assessment Exercise, RAE2008 (2004-08) and the REF2014, Research Excellence Framework (2011-14). From 1994-2010 he was a member of the UK’s Assessment Reform Group and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and fellow of the British Computer Society. He has 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).
He has presented numerous international keynote addresses and been principal investigator for research projects exceeding £2.5million in total funding. He was a visiting professor at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Educational Assessment (2009-17) and is currently a visiting professor at Queen's University Belfast and at Dublin City University.
Gardner J, Harlen W, Hayward L & Stobart G (2011) Engaging and Empowering Teachers in Innovative Assessment Practice. In: Berry R, Adamson R (ed.). Assessment Reform in Education: Policy and Practice. Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects, 14, Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 105-120.
Devlin G, Galanouli D, Gardner J, Knipe D, McCrystal L, McNair V, McPhilemy R & Walsh G (2011) Teachers’ Voice 2010: a Report of the GTCNI. General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland. Gardner J, Galanouli D, Devlin G (ed.). General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland.