Mary has worked in academia for 15 years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Research Officer in the department of Research and Statistics for AQA and had a range of related employment. Mary is a member of the Research Advisory Group for Qualification Wales, the AQA research committee and the Pearson PTE Academic Technical Advisory Group. Mary also sits on the Publications Board for the Association of Assessment and Evaluation (Europe), the AQA Research Committee UK and on the Council for the Philosophy of Education Society for Great Britain.
My key areas of research interest are in educational assessment with particular emphasis upon how philosophy of education and philosophical discourses can help us to improve assessment practice in all its forms. At present, I am researching and writing about the way that assessment is discussed in public settings (particularly online) and how these discourses are eroding trust in education and in assessment.