Dr Clare Walsh FIoA

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.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi