Professor of Education, Queen's University Belfast

My main research interests are in the social constructions and consequences of tests, examinations and assessment practices. I am particularly interested in socio-cultural approaches to understanding the impact of assessment on students' lives; gender and its interaction with assessment techniques and practices and theoretical and methodological issues in educational assessment research and practice. I am a founding member of the Association for Educational Assessment-Europe and was the association’s Vice-Present (2004-6) I am executive editor of the journal Assessment in Education (published by Taylor and Francis) and Section Editor: Assessment and Evaluation of the Open Access Journal Cogent Education http://cogentoa.tandfonline.com/journal/oaed20

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Education, Queen's University Belfast