Dr Frances Brill PGCE MA PhD

Senior Research Manager

assessment@nfer.ac.uk, +44(0)1753 637119

Frances’s main research expertise is literacy assessment in the primary age range. She has managed and contributed to a wide range of literacy and assessment research projects. These include the development of classroom materials for speaking and listening teacher-assessments, national curriculum tests in English and the provision of literacy consultancy to the DfE.

Frances has a specialist background in linguistics and education, holding an MA in general linguistics and a PhD in educational linguistics. Her teaching experience includes primary teaching at key stage 2, and lecturing in syntax to undergraduates.

Frances is the co-editor of NFER’s peer-review international journal, Educational Research, which is listed in the Social Science Citation Index and published by Routledge. She is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors and a Practitioner of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe.


Selected publications