Edinburgh Medical School

Psychometrics consultancy service

Supporting education and assessment across the UK and internationally.

The Edinburgh psychometrics team has a significant track record in supporting education and assessment across the UK and internationally.

We offer consultancy services for:

  • exam reliability and defensibility
  • examiner variability¬†
  • standard setting
  • training on classical test theory and item response theory
  • auditing programmes of assessment
  • interviewing staff and supporting curriculum development.

Previous projects

We have carried out a range of consultancy projects in the last five years, including at UK medical schools, dental schools, postgraduate training and assessment groups, and international examining bodies. Our primary focus is on improving the rigour of assessment in education.


We are keen to support the development of psychometrics expertise across the UK. We can offer a limited number of secondment opportunities to support the training and development of a designated staff member at your institution,  with a view to training them to a level where they can carry out routine psychometric analysis for you.

Get in touch

For further information, contact Dr David Hope.