Professor, Australian Catholic University
Professor Claire Wyatt-Smith is the Director of the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education, Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Professor of Educational Assessment and Measurement. She has held senior positions in schooling and universities in Australia and internationally. Her research addresses standards, professional judgement and the implications of digital disruption in schooling. Currently she leads the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) and a longitudinal study of progression from entry, through candidature, and into the workforce. Recent books include Professionalizing Teacher Education (2022), Digital Disruption in Teaching and Testing (2021), and Teaching Performance Assessments as a Cultural Disruptor in Initial Teacher Education (2021). A key priority in her work has been the teaching of writing. She has undertaken state-wide studies of writing instruction in several states and contributed to the most recent review of NAPLAN.
Her work has attracted funding from the Australian Research Council (Discovery and Linkage Schemes), and governments at national and state levels, as well as international educational agencies. This has supported her publications in leading international journals and publishing houses including Routledge, Sage and Springer. For several year she worked as the Foundation Editor of 2 book series with Springer Publishing.