European Projects Manager
Graham is the Research Manager for European Projects. His primary responsibility is the management of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), and he contributes to a number of European and international projects. He moved to the Research and Thought Leadership Division in November 2017, having previously been a Senior Assessment Manager in the Assessment Division of Cambridge English, where he was responsible for online automated speaking tests and oversaw the development of the Cambridge English Curriculum.
Graham has a bachelor’s degree in European Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Bath and an MA in Language Testing from Lancaster University. After gaining the English language teaching qualifications CELTA and Delta, he worked as the Director of Studies of a small language school in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also taught English in the UK, Russia and Germany. Graham’s time outside work is mainly occupied by his two small children, though he loves travelling, maps and coffee!
Key publications and conference presentations
Saville, N and Seed, G (forthcoming) Plurilingual assessment, in Lawrence, G, Piccardo, E and Germain-Rutherford, A (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Plurilingual Education, London: Routledge.
Seed, G (2019) What is Plurilingual Assessment?, paper presented at ALTE 54th Conference Day, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8 November 2019, available online: https://www.alte.org/ALTE-bi-annual-conferences-material
Xu, J and Seed, G (2017) Integrating technology with language assessment: Automated speaking assessment, Proceedings of the ALTE 6th International Conference, 3-5 May 2017, Bologna, Italy, 286-291, available online: http://events.cambridgeenglish.org/alte2017-test/perch/resources/alte-2017-proceedings-final.pdf
Seed, G (2012) Perceptions of authenticity in academic writing test tasks, Research Notes 49, 17-25, available online: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/23166-research-notes-49.pdf