Stephen Dobson has Ph.D (Assessment) and Ph.D (Refugee Work). His current post is Professorship at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and the Dean of Education.He teaches courses on student assessment to undergraduates and post-graduates and has held many workshops for in-service teachers.


Prof. Stephen Dobson is the guest professor at the Centre for Life Long Learning, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway and a Member of the Teacher Education Expert Standing Committee for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).


His research and teaching interests include assessment and evaluation (viva,feedback processes, assessment for learning), professional development, educational philosophy( bildung), inclusion, classroom studies, youth studies and refugee studies.



Student assessment, youth studies, ethnicity, research methods and educational philosophy. His most recent books are Learning Cites. Multimodal Explorations and Placed Pedagogies (co-edited Sue Nichols and Stephen Dobson, Springer 2018) and Assessing the Viva in Higher Education. Chasing Moments of Truth (Springer publishers, 2017).