Judith Fairbairn

Judith Fairbairn has worked for the British Council in testing since 2003 on the IELTS and Aptis tests in operational and research roles.

She holds an MA in Language Testing from Lancaster University and is currently working as a Test Development Researcher for the productive skills (speaking and writing). Her areas of expertise include: rating quality management; online rater training, standardisation and monitoring; rating scale development; and the effects of rater background variables on marking accuracy.