I am a Research Associate at the Wales Institute for Social and Economic Research Data and Methods (WISERD). Prior to joining WISERD, I completed my PhD in Education at Queen's University Belfast. My PhD used a mixed-methods approach to identify students' views and experiences of GCSEs and their reform in Northern Ireland and Wales.
I am a qualified teacher: before embarking on my PhD, I trained as an English teacher in Wales and taught at a secondary school in Belfast.
I am currently working on the WISERDEducation Multi Cohort Study, which is a large-scale longitudinal cohort study which has been surveying pupils across Wales on aspects of their lives and education over the last four years. My research focus on this project relates to young people’s views and experiences of national assessments, particularly within the reformed GCSE in Wales.
My research interests include:
- Children’s rights
- Equity in education