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My research has focused on the development and assessment of cognitive and transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and lifelong learning. I have a keen interest in educational development, with research concentrating on the academic attainment of assessment literacy, authentic assessment, constructive alignment, thresholds and standards, and leading change processes in higher education.
In my professional role at Bond University, I support the development of an effective, high-quality curriculum, managed across all programs to maintain assurance of learning, quality and compliance. I am responsible for administering the university curriculum management system, servicing and supporting learning and teaching quality assurance activities and the provision of associated training.
Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University
Award Date: 31 Dec 2022
Education, Master's Degree, Queen's University Kingston
Award Date: 1 Jul 2014
Workplace Training and Assessment, Certificate IV, Training Accreditation Council of Western Australia
Award Date: 1 Dec 2001
Education, Graduate Diploma, Edith Cowan University
Award Date: 1 Dec 1998
Media Communications, Bachelor of Arts, Edith Cowan University
Award Date: 1 Dec 1991
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Informal academic networks and the value of significant social interactions in supporting quality assessment practicesSimper, N., Maynard, N. & Mårtensson, K., 19 Mar 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Higher Education Research and Development. 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Simper, N., 2020, In: Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 45, 7, p. 1016-1030 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Simper, N. & Maggio, L. A., 12 Nov 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Academic Medicine. 95, 3, p. 382-386 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Scaling Up: Value added Cognitive Assessment Redesign Network for the Development of Higher-Order ThinkingSimper, N., Frank, B., Scott, J. & Beyer, W., 2019, Toronto, ON: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. 36 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Simper, N. & Mulligan, N., 3 Dec 2018, Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) Conference June 3-6, 2018 Vancouver BC. Vancouver, BC, 6 p. 142
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access