Pearson UK and their partners at the Oxford University Centre for Educational Assessment (OUCEA) have been commissioned to carry out the PIRLS 2021 study in England on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).


Pearson Lead

Associate Professor Grace Grima
National Research Coordinator (NRC) PIRLS 2021
Pearson – Director of Research


OUCEA Lead

Associate Professor Joshua McGrane
Research & Dissemination Lead PIRLS 2021
OUCEA – Deputy Director
Department of Education, University of Oxford


OUCEA Team

Professor Therese N. Hopfenbeck
Deputy Research & Dissemination Lead PIRLS 2021
OUCEA – Director
Department of Education, University of Oxford


Pearson Team

Mr Mish Mohan
Data/Recruitment Manager PIRLS 2021
Pearson – Data Analyst

Dr Alistair Hooper
Deputy Data/Recruitment Manager PIRLS 2021
Pearson – Senior Researcher

Ms Kate Miller
Project Manager PIRLS 2021
Pearson – Project Manager

Ms Ellen Barrow
Deputy Project Manager PIRLS 2021
Pearson – Researcher


Research Advisory Board

Professor Charles Hulme
Professor of Psychology and Education
Department of Education
University of Oxford

Professor Art Graesser
Distinguished University Professor of Interdisciplinary Research
Department of Psychology and Institute for Intelligent Systems
University of Memphis

Professor Jo-Anne Baird
Professor of Educational Assessment
Department of Education
University of Oxford