Professor Jo-Anne Baird appointed as new OUCEA Director

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Category: News

Professor Jo-Anne Baird has been appointed Director of the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment and is due to take up the position in October 2011.

She is currently Director of the University of Bristol’s Centre for Assessment and Learning Studies and is Lead Editor of the journal Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice. She was previously Head of Research at the English Examination Board, the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, where she was responsible for managing the research programme and for the standard-setting process. Jo-Anne’s research interests are on examination standards, marking, structural aspects of assessment and assessment policy. She is a Fellow of the Association of Educational Assessment-Europe. In 2007, Jo-Anne co-edited the book, Techniques for comparing examination standards, which was commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.