Professor Roger Murphy has specialist expertise in relation to educational assessment and its use to promote effective learning. He is an emeritus professor of education in the School of Education and past dean of education at the University of Nottingham. He is currently a freelance educational consultant, and during the last year has been researching the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on teachers and students preparing for national qualifications in England. He has also, for the last five years, been part of a team developing and implementing personalised adaptive diagnostic pupil national assessments for year 2–9 learners throughout Wales.
He is a former president of the BERA and has previously worked as a part-time Department for Education higher education adviser and consultant. He has also in recent years been a non-executive director of Pearson Education Ltd, acted as an advisor to the General Dental Council’s examinations department, and served on Ofqual’s standards advisory committee. He is also an associate director of AlphaPlus Ltd, and is currently working on one of their projects related to the assessment of child and family social workers. He has worked on educational assessment and learning issues in many parts of the world including, in recent years, Kosovo, Lesotho, Malta, the US, Ghana, Albania, Hong Kong, Canada and North Macedonia
He is the author of a large number of books and journal articles, and has collaborated with Professor Patricia Broadfoot on a number of projects and joint publications, including Effective Assessment and the Improvement of Education, which was republished by Routledge in 2019.