Scientific committee


John HATTIE (Chair, University of Melbourne, Australia)

David BARTRAM (SHL Group, United Kingdom)

Marise BORN (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Fanny M. CHEUNG (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Paula ELOSUA (University of the Basque Country, Spain)

Ron HAMBLETON (University of Massachusetts, USA)




John Hattie

John Hattie

Professor John Hattie is an internationally acclaimed researcher in education, having piloted more than 30 million dollars in research grants and having conducted research with more than 240 million students. He was recently appointed as Director of the Melbourne Institute of Educational Research at the University of Melbourne. His particular research interests include measurement models, such as latent trait models, structural equation modelling and meta-analysis; applications of measurement and statistical methods in a variety of topics including study skills, performance indicators & evaluation, models of teaching and learning and educational psychology. Professor Hattie was the past Chief Moderator of the Performance Based Research Fund in New Zealand, and currently President of the International Test Commission.

Dr Dave Bartram

Dave Bartram

Dr Dave Bartram is Chief Psychologist for SHL Group Ltd. Prior to that he was Dean of the Faculty of Science and the Environment, and Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hull. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS and of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) and Past-President of IAAP Division 2 (Assessment & Evaluation). He is Secretary of the ITC and a Past-President. He is the Convenor of the European Federation of Psychologists’ Association’s Standing Committee on Tests and Testing and a member and a past Chair of the BPS’s Steering Committee on Test Standards. He was appointed Special Professor in Occupational Psychology and Measurement at the University of Nottingham in 2007 and Professor Extraordinarius in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria in 2010.

Marise Born

Marise Ph. Born

Marise Ph. Born is Full Professor of Personnel Psychology, Chair of the Institute of Psychology (both at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and Extraordinary Professor of Industrial and Personnel Psychology (Free University Amsterdam). Her research interests are in the areas of personnel selection and job choice, cross-cultural and international research in test development, and personality and individual differences. She has published in journals such as International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Psychology and Journal of Applied Psychology. She currently serves on the editorial boards of four journals. She is Past-President of the International Test Commission (from 2008-2010).

Fanny Cheung

Fanny Cheung

Fanny Cheung received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is currently Chair Professor of Psychology and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the Association of Psychological Science, she is currently President-Elect of the International Testing Commission and a member on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Her current research interests include cross-cultural personality assessment and gender equality.

Paula Elosua

Paula Elosua

Professor Paula Elosua is in Charge of the Psychometric Research Group at the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her main areas of expertise and research interests include Structural Equation Modeling, Item Response Theory, Test Adaptation, Differential Item Functioning, Score Interpretation, International Educational Evaluation Programs, and Modeling in R. Paula has been Visiting Professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and the University of Massachusetts (USA). She is the author of several books about R and psychometrics, and of numerous scientific publications. Paula is member of the Psychometric Society, the European Association of Methodology and the International Test Commission.

Ron Hambleton

Ron Hambleton

Ronald K. Hambleton holds the title of Distinguished University Professor and is Executive Director of the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned an M.A. in 1968 and Ph.D. in 1969 from the University of Toronto with specialties in psychometric methods and statistics. Professor Hambleton teaches graduate-level courses in item response theory and applications and classical test theory and methods at UMass since 1969. He is the author or co-editor of nine books and has published papers on item response theory, and applied measurement issues such as test adaptation methodology, score reporting, standard-setting, and computer-based testing.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Dates:

July 3-5, 2012

July 2, 2012 (Pre-Conference Workshops)



Submissions are now closed since 20 January 2012

Early bird registration has been closed on 15 April 2012


Second announcement of conference:

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