Our researchers

Dr Emma Armitage

Dr Emma Armitage

Lead Researcher

Research specialisms

  • English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  • Educational impact and social equity
  • Assessment design: optionality, question reuse, comparability
  • Standard-setting methods

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Dr Victoria Armstrong

Dr Victoria Armstrong

Research Manager

Research specialisms 

  • Music education
  • Inclusion and EdTech assessment in arts education
  • Gender and education
  • Gender and work

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Dr Corina Balaban

Dr Corina Balaban

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I)
  • 21st century skills: employability, global citizenship, sustainability
  • Assessment design
  • Safeguarding and student wellbeing

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Dr Yaw Bimpeh

Dr Yaw Bimpeh

Lead Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Statistical modelling and analysis
  • Rater reliability
  • Psychometric models
  • Standard-setting methods

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Dr Yasmine El Masri

Dr Yasmine El Masri

Research Manager

Research specialisms

  • Assessment design: demand, language use, comparability
  • Science assessments
  • International large-scale assessments
  • Critical thinking

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Katy Finch

Katy Finch

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Language pedagogy and assessment
  • Impact of language background on educational outcomes
  • Student and teacher voice in educational assessment

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Kate Kelly

Kate Kelly

Lead Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Comparative judgement
  • Assessment quality
  • Examining
  • Standard-setting methods

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Sheradan Miller

Sheradan Miller

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Children’s reading ability
  • Reading comprehension in children from bilingual and monolingual backgrounds
  • Early segmental and suprasegmental phonological processing

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Andrew Quentin

Andrew Quentin

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • L2 vocabulary acquisition in children
  • Sustainability within the curriculum
  • Assessment design
  • On-screen testing

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Jeanne Marie Ryan

Jeanne Marie Ryan

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Assessment design: language use, linguistic analyses
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion (ED&I)
  • Educational impact and social equity

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Matthew Snelling

Matthew Snelling

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Psychometric models
  • Statistical modelling and analysis
  • Item-response theory and structural equation modelling

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Charlotte Stephenson

Charlotte Stephenson

Lead Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Assessment design
  • Assessment quality
  • Quality of marking

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Phoebe Surridge

Phoebe Surridge

Researcher

Research specialisms

  • Risk factors and vulnerable groups
  • Online behaviour
  • Interpersonal relationships

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Dr David West

Dr David West

Lead Researcher

Research specialisms

  • AI in marking
  • Formative assessment
  • Standards and quality of marking
  • Safeguarding

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