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Martina Kuvalja

PhD, University of Cambridge

Dr. Martina Kuvalja works as a Senior Researcher at Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge which designs and delivers assessment to over 8 million learners globally. In the last 5 years there Martina managed numerous impact studies, ranging from studies investigating the reliability of marking in high-stakes exams to running evaluations of curriculum and examination reforms in Malaysia and Bahrain. Over the last two years, she has been working as a member of the thought leadership and product design teams, helping them develop digital assessment products while making sure customers' needs and their well-being are at the heart of what we build.

Previously, Martina worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, and a consultant for several not-for-profit organisations. She taught and supervised students for the postgraduate ‘Educational Assessment and Examinations' course at the University of Cambridge. She has an MPhil and a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Cambridge where she investigated the development of self-regulated learning and metacognition in children. She is a recipient of the Chevening and the LEGO Cambridge scholarships.

Martina delivers workshops to teaching, assessment and product designer communities on the topics of self-regulated learning, metacognition and the use of research methods in customer experience and design.