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Siân has taught in the UK, Italy and the USA. Among her current responsibilities are managing IELTS partnerships and stakeholder engagement, providing research support for teaching qualifications, as well as thought leadership activities such as writing research communications and presenting at workshops and conferences. She is also the lead RTL contact for speaking assessment.
Her interests include Learning-Oriented Assessment, Performance Assessment, and Assessment Literacy. Siân has presented at numerous academic and teaching conferences in Europe and the USA, and has also published in teaching and academic journals. She has a BA in Modern Languages, a PGCE in French, an MA in TESOL, and an MA in Applied Linguistics (Language Assessment) from Columbia University, New York.
Siân grew up in South Wales and studied in Birmingham. She started her teaching career as a French teacher in an inner city comprehensive school in Coventry, and then moved to Italy where she taught English at university level. It was at this time that she became interested in assessment. She recently spent three years in New York studying language assessment and was delighted to join Cambridge Assessment English in January 2017.
Having lived in Italy, Siân naturally loves good food and opera, and having lived in New York, she adores the city’s energy. In her free time, Siân enjoys theatre, music, eating out with friends, and playing with her grandson.
Morgan, S (2012) A profile of advanced writing performance: Putting some flesh on the bones, in Ruane, M and Dalziel, F (Eds) Language Learning in Higher Education Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 61-76, available online:https://www.academia.edu/4866617/A_profile_of_advanced_writing_performance_Putting_some_flesh_on_the_bones
Morgan. S (2010) Lexical resources and interpersonal function at C1 and C2 speaking levels, in Urkun, Z (Ed) Recent Approaches to Assessing Speaking, Proceedings of the IATEFL TEASIG Conference, Famagusta, Cyprus, October 2009, 96-107, available online:https://www.academia.edu/27066646/Lexical_resources_and_interpersonal_function_and_at_C1_and_C2_speaking_levels
Morgan, S (2010) Qualification and certainty in L2 undergraduate writing: A learner corpus study, Research Notes 42, available online:https://www.academia.edu/10616279/Qualification_and_certainty_in_Italian_undergraduate_writing_a_learner_corpus_study
Morgan, S (2009) Concordancing with heart: Students analyse their own writing, Humanising Language Teaching 4, available online:https://www.academia.edu/10617370/Concordancing_with_Heart_Students_Analyse_Their_Own_Writing
Morgan, S (2008) Second language writing assessment: Six raters in search of a writing construct, in Baldry, A and Sindoni, M G (Eds) Quaderni di Ricerca del Centro Linguistico d'Ateneo Messinese, Rubbettino, available online:https://www.academia.edu/9683897/Second_Language_Writing_Assessment_Six_Raters_in_search_of_a_Writing_Construct