Joanne’s work in the ERC focuses on the development of assessments of Reading comprehension. She has worked on the development of tests such as the National Assessments (2009, 2014), the development and standardisation of the Drumcondra Post Primary Tests (DPPT-READ, DPPT-MATHS) and The Drumcondra Test of Early Literacy and Numeracy (DTEL, DTEN). Joanne has also worked on the administration of PIRLS and TIMSS and contributed to reports of Reading teaching and Literacy for Eurydice and ELINET. Joanne’s principle research interests lie in the areas of test construction and reading comprehension. Specifically, she is interested in the cognitive bases of reading comprehension development and the role of inference in Reading comprehension. She has a degree in Applied Psychology from University College Cork and a Masters in Global Health from Trinity College, Dublin.