DR Jason Fan

DR Jason Fan


  • (Language test validation; Research methodology)



  • Dr Jason Fan is a Senior Research Fellow at the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC), University of Melbourne. Before moving to Australia in August 2018, he was an Associate Professor at College of Foreign Languages and Literature, Fudan University, China. His research interests include the validation of language assessments and research methods. He is the author of Development and Validation of Standards in Language Testing (Fudan University Press, 2018) and the co-author (with Tim McNamara and Ute Knoch) of Fairness, Justice and Language Assessment (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is the current chair of the Nominating Committee of Asian Association of Language Assessment (AALA), and the conference chair of the Pacific-Rim Objective Measurement Symposium (PROMS) in 2018.   


Member of

  • American Association for Applied Linguistics. Regular member 2015 - 2020
  • International Language Testing Association. Regular member 2010 - 2020


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2011
  • MA, Shanghai Jiaotong University 2008
  • BA, Shanghai International Studies University 2002