Professor Cyril J Weir is currently Powdrill Professor in English Language Acquisition and the Director of the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA) at the University of Bedfordshire.
He has a PhD in language testing. He is the author of a wide range of educational publications, including Communicative Language Testing, Understanding and Developing Language Tests and Language Testing and Validation: An evidence-based approach.
He is also the co-author of Examining Writing, Examining Reading, Evaluation in ELT, Reading in a Second Language, Measured Constructs, and the co-editor of six Studies in Language Testing (SiLT) volumes.
He has taught short courses and carried out consultancies in language testing, evaluation and curriculum renewal in over sixty countries worldwide. Current interests include language construct definition, the history of English language tests in the UK and validation. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Language Testing and is co-editor for the Studies in Language Testing series published by Cambridge University Press.