Emma Armitage

Emma joined CERP in May 2015, having completed a PhD in Psychology at Lancaster University. She also holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Developmental Disorders. Emma’s doctoral research explored three- to eight-year-olds’ understanding of pictures as symbols, with a specific focus on emerging knowledge of different picture mediums. Her paper on this topic was published in the journal of Developmental Psychology. Since joining CERP, Emma has cultivated an interest in the theoretical and methodological aspects of standard setting, as well as education policy. She has recently published a paper about the impact of the English Baccalaureate on students’ GCSE subject uptake and attainment in the journal of Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice.

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