Helen Selden

Head of Products and Services
h.selden@nfer.ac.uk, +44 (0)1753 637378

Helen is part of the departmental management team for Research and Product Operations and directs and manages the large scale services that deliver NFER for schools products to schools. These range from assessments (NFER Tests and the Reception Baseline Assessment) to assessment tools (PISA-Based Test for Schools) to marking and analysis services. She also has a wealth of experience in large data collections and the data management for international surveys having been the data manager for OECD PISA 2009 and 2012 cycles in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland as well as the data manager for the European Survey on Language Competencies in England and for the field trials for the International Survey of Adult Skills.

Helen is a registered Prince2 Practitioner, a certified Business Analyst and has over 10 years of extensive project and programme management experience specialising in creating and launching new products and services and ensuring their ongoing viability and relevance. This includes the specification of new IT systems and administrative processes and co-ordinating large and varied teams of specialists both internal and external to the NFER.