Adjunct and Visiting Professors
John Gardner is a Professor of Education at the University of Stirling and is the former Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the university. In 2012 he completed a four-year term as President and Vice-President of the British Educational Research Association. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Oxford, Department of Education (2009/17) and is currently a visiting professor at Queen's University Belfast and Dublin City University. He was elected to fellowship of the UK Academy of Social Sciences in 2017, the British Computer Society in 2004 and the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors in 2007. Since 2018, he has been chair of the Welsh Government's Teacher Recruitment and Retention Advisory Board.
Gerry Shiel is an Adjunct Professor within the School of Policy and Practice at DCU, also working primarily within CARPE. Gerry is a literacy expert, and works as a Research Fellow at the Educational Research Centre, where he is involved in the development of standardised tests of reading, mathematics and science. In 2015, he was the National Project Manager for the OECD PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) study in Ireland.
Lisa Abrams was a Visiting Professor in CARPE for the period May-July 2018. Lisa is an Associate Professor of Research and Evaluation in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she teaches graduate courses in assessment, measurement, programme evaluation and educational research design. She is a graduate of Boston College, with a doctoral degree in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation. She specializes in test-based accountability policy, assessment design and data-use practice. Whilst at CARPE, she worked on a number of projects in the areas of test development and assessment literacy & professional development, with a focus on AfL.