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Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins

Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins

Professor Pauline Rea-Dickins
M.A., Ph.D.(Lanc.)

Emeritus Professor

Office 221
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Research summary

In Progress

  • Student Performance in National Examinations - the dynamics of language (SPINE) (2007-2010), ESRC/DfID Major Research Grant: RES-167-25-0263, Director: Prof Pauline Rea-Dickins.
  • Cog-Pro: the Cognitive Processes of Taking IELTS Academic Writing Task One.  Funded by British Council  IELTS Research Programme (2008-2009). Director:  Dr Guoxing Yu, Research Team:  Prof  Pauline Rea-Dickins,  Dr Richard Kiely.


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Professor Rea-Dickins has been involved in language testing and assessment research, teacher development and programme evaluations in a variety of English language education contexts world-wide.

Before moving to Bristol in 1999, she worked at the Universities of Lancaster, Dar es Salaam and Warwick.

Pauline's research and publication interests in classroom-based assessment are situated at the interfaces between formative language assessment, instructed second language acquisition and language proficiency testing.

She also undertakes research into the consequential validity of high stakes language examinations, in particular their impact on student identity, learning and progression.

Pauline has successfully supervised 19 doctoral students since ...

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