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Isabel Nisbet

University of Cambridge

Isabel Nisbet’s academic background is in philosophy, and her career has been in government and regulation, including the regulation of medicine, postgraduate medical education and educational assessment. She was the first CEO of Ofqual, the regulator of exams and qualifications in England. From 2011-2014 she worked for Cambridge Assessment in South East Asia, based in Singapore. Recently she was appointed by the Government of Northern Ireland to a panel carrying out an independent review of education there. She also serves on two committees advising the UK Government on ethical issues. Isabel is the co-author, with Stuart Shaw, of “Is Assessment Fair?”, published by SAGE in October 2021, and she is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.

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