Dr. Clare Walsh is the Head of Education at the IoA – Institute of Analytics, a role that combines her two passions in work.
Before moving to IoA, Clare worked as a teacher and authored over 20 successful textbooks, including several global market leaders. She is also an expert in assessment and has advised high-stakes testing organizations & governments on assessment design.
After becoming interested in the emerging field of Learning Analytics and AI-scored testing, she retrained in the field of computer science. She completed an MSc in Web Science, and then a PhD in Web Science, looking at scoring complex skills through telemetry gameplay data, with the University of Southampton. In her studies, she was co-supervised and assessed by both the Departments of Electronics & Computer Science and Education, reflecting the complex interdisciplinary nature of modern Data Analytics. In her role, she intends to work to help others to become fully Data literate.