Professor Gordon Stobart

Gordon Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA) and Emeritus Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London.

Having worked as a secondary school teacher and an educational psychologist, he spent twenty years as a senior policy researcher, firstly as head of research at an examination board, then at government education agencies. He was a founder member of the Assessment Reform Group which has promoted Assessment for Learning (AfL), on which he continues to work internationally.

His current work is on the development of expertise, how learners move from novice to expert. This builds on his book The Expert Learner – challenging the myth of ability (2014, OUP/ McGraw-Hill).

 He is a former editor of the international journal Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice and author of Testing times- the uses and abuses of assessment (Routledge).



  • Honorary Research Fellow


  • Honorary Research Fellow