Dr Fabienne van der Kleij is a Research Fellow at the School of Education (0.5 FTE). She has internationally recognised expertise in feedback as a critical aspect of formative assessment. Her research covers various topics in the area of formative assessment and teacher-student feedback interactions, including teacher and student perceptions of classroom assessment feedback, student engagement with feedback, and assessment for learning in classroom practice. In her more recent work, Dr van der Kleij has highlighted the importance of active student engagement with feedback. She is currently involved in the ARC Linkage project “Improving student outcomes: Coaching teachers in the power of feedback” (2017-2020).

Whilst still an Early Career Researcher, Dr van der Kleij has published in prestigious educational research journals, including Review of Educational Research, Educational Research Review, Computers & Education and Teaching and Teacher Education. She has received two awards for her PhD work in the area of computer-based feedback; the 2013 Frances M. Ottobre Distinguished Student Scholarship from the International Association for Educational Assessment and 2013 AEA-Europe New Assessment Researcher Award.