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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Language test development and validation- including automated systems for learning and assessment using AI
Learning Oriented Assessment - LOA
Language Policy - e.g. European policies on assessment in the context of migration
Multilingualism and Plurilingualism - new constructs for learning and assessment
Ethics and AI in language education
Understanding Assessment - "assessment literacy" in the context of language teaching and learning


My research interests are language proficiency scales and descriptors in the context of assessment (e.g. the CEFR and English Profile Programme); learning-oriented assessment, including socio-cognitive models of learning and assessment, pedagogical grammars of English and interfaces with SLA; language and migration, including multilingualism and the impact of language assessment in social contexts.

Director of Research and Thought Leadership, Cambridge Assessment English
Secretary-General, ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe)