DPhil: University of Oxford
MA in Science Education: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
BSc in Biology: American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Item difficulty and demands, language in assessment, science assessments, differential item functioning, Rasch modelling, international large-scale assessments.
Secondary science teacher in Beirut (2006-2008) and Abu Dhabi (2008-2010)
Research Fellow in Educational Assessment (Education Department, University of Oxford) since 2015
Research Assistant (Education Department, University of Oxford) 2012-2014
Research Assistant (Education Department, American University of Beirut) 2006-2008
Graduate Teaching Areas
Oxford University Department of Education Scholarship for Academic Excellence (Dec 2014)
Kathleen Tattersall New Researcher Award, Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (Nov 2014)
Using Technology in Science Tasks: Reducing Language Barriers for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, PI. Funder: ESRC GCRF; Award: £100,000
Aga Khan University Language Policy Thinking Group, PI. Funder: Aga Khan University; Award: £20,000 (Oct 2016 – Jun 2017)
Systematic review on judging demands and predicting task difficulty, PI. Funder: Oxford University Department of Education; Award: £3,366 (Apr – Oct 2016)
Task Difficulty Models, Co-investigator with Professor Jo-Anne Baird. Funder: Pearson Inc.; Award: £46,667. (Jan – Dec 2015)
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