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Dr Mary Richardson
Room 740
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 6343
  • Senior Lecturer in Education (Assessment)
  • IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • UCL Institute of Education

I formerly taught in the School of Education at the University of Roehampton. Prior to joining academia, I was a Senior Research Officer in the department of Research and Statistics for AQA where I conducted national studies relating to school-based examinations, testing regimes in schools and the impact of testing on children. I have also worked in the development of educational programmes with campaigning non-governmental organisations and children's charities and as a facilitator and producer of theatre with young people.



December 2015-present

  • Responsible for directing the management of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment relating to the development of new textbooks for the NIS Schools across Kazakhstan
  • Direction of research implementation for the project in order to capacity build understand of curriculum and assessment policy developments. 
  • https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/clients-partners/consultancy-services/case-studies/secondary-education-textbook-project

CREATIVE CONNECTIONS - Project Director EACEA-517844. 2011-2015 

 An EU funded Comenius Project (Lifelong Learning Programme) 300,000 euros

  • Creative Connections aims to develop “connectedness” as a way of increasing transnational understanding in Europe’s young people and children. 
  • http://www.creativeconnexions.eu/cg

IMAGES AND IDENTITY: TEACHING CITIZENSHIP THROUGH DIGITAL ART – Researcher responsible for Citizenship content in the UK.

  • Funded by EU Comenius Projects (Lifelong Learning Programme) 2008-2010.

Research Summary

My key areas of research interest are in educational assessment with particular emphasis upon the HE context: at present, I am undertaking research into educational assessment and its philosophical dimensions, the Ethical Environment in HE relating to assessment processes and I have recently begun work examining the use of Online Marking for HE assessments and continue to explore assessment in philosophical and empirical domains.

Teaching Summary

I have successfully supervised two doctoral students (one EdD and one PhD) and welcome enquiries from prospective students who are interested in researching topics within the fields of Educational Assessment and/or Citizenship Education

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