Honorary Professors affiliated with CEM and the School of Education:
Andreas Demetriou is Professor of Psychology and President of the University of Nicosia Research Foundation. He is also President of the National Research Council of Cyprus. He has served in many top academic or administrative positions, such as Vice-Rector and Acting Rector of the University of Cyprus and founding President of the Cyprus University of Technology. He was also the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus (2008-2011).
He has published more than 170 books and articles in technical journals presenting his work on cognitive development. As a Minister, he led a large programme of reforms in Cypriot education which resulted in the development of new curricula across all subjects and grades from preschool to senior high school.
Professor Schneider’s research interests include various topics such as memory development, the prediction of school performance, the longitudinal study of cognitive development, the interplay of teaching-learning processes, metacognition and academic performance, the impact of giftedness and expertise on outstanding achievement, and large-scale assessment studies (PISA).
Professor Klieme’s research interests include instructional quality, school effectiveness and school development, measurement and assessment of student achievement (large scale assessment, formative assessment), evaluation in education and international comparative educational research.
Professor Luyten’s research interests include educational effectiveness, effects of schooling on cognitive and non-cognitive development, educational disadvantages and Matthew effects, cross-national comparisons and policy evaluation.
Professor Snowling’s research focuses on children’s language and learning and she is specifically interested in the nature and causes of children’s reading difficulties and how best to ameliorate them.
Professor Newton is interested in all aspects of educational assessment, although the focus of his work is often upon large-scale summative assessment systems. He likes to explore the conceptual foundations of educational assessment, and is currently developing a programme of work which focuses on validity and evaluation frameworks within educational and psychological measurement. Other interests include the comparability of examination standards, the uses to which educational assessment results are put, the history of educational and psychological measurement, and the public understanding of educational assessment.
Professor Hattie's work is internationally acclaimed. His influential 2008 book Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement is believed to be the world’s largest evidence-based study into the factors which improve student learning.
Professor David Hawker is Director of Hawker Associates Ltd, an international education consultancy specialising in the strategic development of education systems. He was Director General for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills for the Welsh Assembly Government from 2008 to 2010, when he transferred to London to lead the Arm's Length Bodies Reform Programme in the DfE. He retired from the civil service in May 2011 to concentrate on his consultancy work.
David has been an educational adviser to several international organisations, including the OECD, the World Bank, and the Open Society Foundation. He is a Professor of the College of Teachers, an Honorary Professor at the University of Durham, and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Education in London. He is a trustee of three educational charities, the CfBT Educational Trust, the CfBT Schools Trust, and Educators International.
Mr SM Tsui was Vice Principal of the Sir Robert Black College of Education and Principal of the Hong Kong Technical Teachers College prior to his transfer to educational administration. At the Education Department, he made a name for himself by leading a number of modernisation projects. The most important of these efforts were the School Management Initiative (SMI) and the development of the Quality Assurance Inspection (QAI) system. Mr Tsui rose to the rank of Senior Assistant Director with special responsibility for school administration, curriculum development, and school inspection. Holding this prestigious post allowed him to establish a strong working relationship with official and unofficial educational experts in various countries and across China.
Since his retirement in 1999, Mr Tsui has continued to work in the education field. For over a decade, he has led CEM’s activities in the China region as Director of the Hong Kong office. Mr Tsui has established educational assessment services in Hong Kong and managed research and development projects across China (including a major 3-year project with the Ministry of Education in Beijing). He has established strong partnerships with educational experts at Peking University, Beijing Normal University, and other private institutions. Some ongoing projects include the development of assessment systems to provide diagnostic information about children’s English Language acquisition and progress in Maths Olympics training. Mr Tsui’s extensive educational expertise and understanding of the value of research evidence have allowed him to lead the introduction of global best practices on education development into Hong Kong and China. One emerging opportunity is an important collaboration with a potential partner to establish iPIPS in China. Mr Tsui was conferred an Honorary Professorship by Durham University in July 2014.