Jude Cosgrove, M.A., Ph.D.

Jude Cosgrove, M.A., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Jude Cosgrove has oversight of all aspects of the Centre’s work but has a particular interest in ‎digital technologies in education, and using large-scale assessments to inform educational policy.‎ She is a strong advocate of learning through collaboration. Her PhD (NUI Maynooth, 2005) examined national policy and international large-scale assessments. She has an MLitt in Psychology from UCD (1997; examining cross-cultural variations in a self-report survey using mixed methods). Previous roles include Senior Analyst at HIQA; Senior Statistical Researcher at the Institute of Public Health; and over 15 years working as a researcher at the ERC. She also spent time working in the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER, Melbourne) as part of the PISA international project management team (2005-2006). She has considerable experience in all phases of large-scale assessments and evaluations, from development through to analysis and reporting. Her roles over the years have included PISA Governing Board member for Ireland and PISA national project manager. Currently she is the representative for Ireland at the IEA General Assembly and member of the Board of Participating Countries for the PIAAC study.