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Academic Qualifications
PhD in Research and Experimental Psychology (2018, University of Pretoria, South Africa); MSc Psychology (2009, University of Pretoria, South Africa)
Brief Biography (English)

Dr Celeste Combrinck is a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Evaluation and Assessment (CEA), Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria (UP). She supervises postgraduate students in Assessment and Quality Assurance (AQA) and presents research methodology courses for undergraduates. She obtained a PhD in Psychology from the University of Pretoria (UP) in 2018. She has more than 13 years of experience in planning, executing and managing a wide variety of social, psychological and educational research projects. Celeste's research interests include educational measurement and international large-scale assessment studies (ILSAs). She managed the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) for the 2016 cycle of participation. Dr Combrinck is a student of Rasch Measurement Theory (RMT) and uses the theory to design scientifically sound tests and questionnaires. In 2017, Dr Combrinck was the beneficiary of the Tim Dunne Award from the University of Western Australia (UWA). She was the first recipient of the WERA-DiVER visiting researcher award in 2019 and subsequently visited the University of Hamburg and the IEA (International Energy Agency) data processing centre. Her publications are focused on the analysis of large-scale assessment data and Rasch applications for educational measurement.

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Primary Organisation
University of Pretoria
African Country
South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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