Dr Nick Saville

Director, Research and Thought Leadership Group at Cambridge Assessment

Director, Research and Thought Leadership Group, Cambridge Assessment - English

Dr Nick Saville is Director of the Research and Thought Leadership Group for Cambridge University Press & Assessment English. He is Secretary-General of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), on the Board of Trustees for The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), on the Management Committee of the Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA) (University of Cambridge), and a visiting professor for the ICT-Assisted Interpreter Training Project at Xiamen University, China. Nick is a consultant for European institutions including the Council of Europe, the European Parliament & the EU Commission. In this capacity he has been involved in the development of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) since its inception, and more recently was an invited Expert for the development and validation of the Companion Volume.

He was a founding associate editor of the journal Language Assessment Quarterly and is currently joint editor of the Studies in Language Testing (SiLT, CUP), previously with the late Prof Cyril Weir, and editor of the English Profile Studies series (EPS, CUP). He presents regularly at international conferences and has published widely on issues related to language assessment. He co-authored a volume on Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA) with Dr Neil Jones (SiLT 45, CUP) and recently completed a chapter on Digital Assessment (Digital Language Learning and Teaching, Routledge).