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Open to PhD applications in the fields of: - Educational assessment - Gender and achievement - Inequalities in educational achievement - Assessment policy reform and implementation - Single-sex and mixed-sex schooling - Gender and education

1992 …2018

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Research Interests

I am  Dean of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Education in the School of Social Sciences Education and Social Work.  My areas of research expertise are in the social constructions and consequences of tests, examinations and assessment practices, especially their interaction with gender and their impact on children and young people.  I have extensive experience in conducting educational research projects with schools, colleges, examination bodies and policy agencies for a range of funders (academic, government and charities). I have worked with Head Teachers, staff and students, LEA advisors and governing bodies across all UK jurisdictions (England, NI, Wales and Scotland) as well as similar bodies in Ireland. I am  currently working with a European consortium of teacher agencies and ministries of education investigating the policy implementation of digital formative assessment in secondary classrooms in 5 European jurisdictions (Estonia, Finland, Greece, Spain and Portugal).  I am currently President of the Association of Educational Assessment Europe (2018-2020) as well as an Elected Fellow and an executive editor of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice published by Taylor and Francis. 


Assessment  and Testing: Concepts and Issues (Doctoral)

Assessment Issues for Teaching and Learning in Classrooms (Masters)

PGCE Educational Studies Tutorials

Doctoral and Masters supervision


President: Association of Educational Assessment-Europe 2018-2020 


Expert Panel Member for Teaching, Learning and Assessment 
Research Council of Norway 
UTDANNING 2020 Education Research Programme 

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Research Output

Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    267 Downloads (Pure)

    National assessment policy reform 14-16 and its consequences for young people: student views and experiences of GCSE reform in Northern Ireland and Wales

    Barrance, R. & Elwood, J., 21 Jul 2018, In : Assessment in Education Principles Policy and Practice. 25, 3, p. 252-271 19 p., https://doi.org/10.1080/0969594X.2017.1410465.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    226 Downloads (Pure)

    Predictability in high-stakes examinations: students' perspectives on a perennial assessment dilemma

    Elwood, J., Hopfenback, T. & Baird, J-A., Jan 2017, In : Research Papers in Education. 32, 1, 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)
    345 Downloads (Pure)

    Gender and the Curriculum

    Elwood, J., 30 Jan 2016, The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment. Wyse, D., Hayward, L. & Pandya, J. (eds.). SAGE, p. 247-262 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
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    Scoping activities for SA-Uk Doctoral Training Programme

    Dina Belluigi (Organiser), , Jannette Elwood (Host), & Danielle Turney (Advisor)

    05 May 201911 May 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesHosting a delegation or group

    Conference Presentation (peer-reviewed): Association of Educational Assessment Europe 18th Annual Conference, Prague, Czech Republic

    Jannette Elwood (Participant)

    08 Nov 201711 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Invited seminar presentation - School of Education, University of Glasgow

    Jannette Elwood (Invited speaker)

    26 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Vice-Chair: Conference Organising Committee, 18th Annual Conference of Association of Educational Assessment-Europe (Event)

    Jannette Elwood (Vice Chair)

    Jan 2017Nov 2017

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee


    Children's right to be heard during whole-school evaluation in Irish primary schools: student's and teachers' perspectives

    Author: Conneely, S., Jul 2015

    Supervisor: Lundy, L. (Supervisor) & Elwood, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Transition to secondary education: children’s aspirations, assessment practices and admissions processes

    Author: Henderson, L., 06 Nov 2018

    Supervisor: Elwood, J. (Supervisor) & Lundy, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy