Towards a Paradigm Shift to Assessment of the Learning Process and Application of Cross-disciplinary Knowledge


Professor Kay SAMBELL
Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
(Consultant of The Education University of Hong Kong)


Professor Kay SAMBELL currently works at Edinburgh Napier University, where she is a Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement. A 2002 UK National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she is widely known, nationally and internationally, for her contributions to the assessment for learning movement in higher education. She co-led the national Centre For Excellence in Assessment for Learning at Northumbria University and in recent years has served as President of the acclaimed Assessment in Higher Education Conference, working closely with a vibrant network leading the development of assessment for learning internationally ( She has recently published, with Professor Sally Brown, a suite of guidance notes to support busy practitioners with the assessment challenges presented by the pandemic, all of which are available to download from