DR Claire Scoular

DR Claire Scoular


  • 21st Century Skills
  • Educational Assessment
  • Educational Psychology
  • Intellectual Abilities and Measurement
  • Performance Assessment
  • Psychological Measurement
  • Psychological Research Methods



  • Dr Scoular's work focuses on the improvement of measurement practices in education. Her expertise is embedded in the application and statistical analysis of psychological measurement. Recent investigations have centered around measurement methodology and application for 21st century skills, including traditional and automated test delivery systems. Her work at the Assessment, Curriculum and Technology Research Centre involves leading projects in capacity building in relation to psychometrics. As a member of the Global Educational Monitoring centre at ACER, Dr Scoular contributes to establishing a model of good practice in assessment, particularly in developing countries. At the University of Melbourne, her PhD identified a measurement methodology and test design system for assessing collaboration in online automated environments. Dr Scoular gained her Masters Degree in research psychology from the University of Edinburgh and has experience working as a psychologist in diagnosis and intervention. Her experience in psychometric assessment, intervention work and research spans across the UK, USA, New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has undertaken consultancies for the Brookings Institute (USA), People for Education (Canada), World Bank (Vietnam), and UNESCO.

    University of Melbourne teaching commitments:
    Lecturer, Research Methods, Masters of Educational Psychology
    Subject Coordinator and Lecturer, Leading Assessment, Masters of Instructional Leadership
    Subject Coordinator and Lecturer, Learning from Evidence, Masters of Clinical Teaching   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2017
  • MSc, The University of Edinburgh 2008
  • BSc, Edinburgh Napier University 2007



Available for supervision

  • Y