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I am an Expert Member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA), a founding member of the CanadianAssociation of Language Assessment (CALA) and a strategy group member for the UK Association for Language Testing and Assessment (UKALTA). I am also a member of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Hubs for Trials Methodology Research (HTMR) Recruitment Working Group. I recently served as an elected Member-at-Large on the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) executive board and chaired the ILTA Best Article Award Committee (award citation). I have acted as a peer-reviewer and rapporteur for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) grants, as an expert evaluator for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 grants (European Commission), a reviewer for research reports for British Council-funded projects, and have served on numerous committees for academic prizes, particularly in language testing (e.g., ILTA Robert Lado Memorial Award) and second language pronunciation (e.g., JSLP Best Paper Award). I recently reviewed the report and descriptors of phonology drafted by a working committee for the Council of Europe.
I have led small-scale consultancies, including with the British Council on automated assessment of speech. a local National Health Service (NHS) Trust on analyzing simulated consultations as part of training senior doctors in hospital, and with the Association of Language Testers of Europe (ALTE) on productive skills assessment training for language testing practitioners. I was involved in capacity- and community-building as co-coordinator of the Bristol Centre for Assessment and Evaluation Research (2012-15) through organizing seminars, supporting research bids, seeking new funding sources, and stakeholder outreach and regularly serve in an assessment advisory role both locally and internationally.
Project funders: British Council (BC), European Commission (EC), UCL Institute of Education (IoE), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
● Aek Phakiti, Associate Professor in TESOL, University of Sydney, Australia
● Anna Piasecki, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of the West of England, UK
● Kazuya Saito (previously at Waseda University, Japan), Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University College London, UK
● Ron Thomson, Professor of Applied Linguistics, Brock University, Canada
Talia Isaacs, PhD