Dr Xavi Gonzalez-Wegener is a Chilean academic and researcher in the fields of educational assessment, lifelong learning and leadership. She is currently teaching, mentoring, and supervising students in the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate education programmes. She has a rigorous background in education studies, holding a Bachelor of Education Degree from Universidad Andres Bello in Psycho-pedagogy, a Master’s from King’s College London in Educational Assessment, and obtained her PhD in Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment from University College London.

She is an associate teaching staff member of the Centre for Research in Educational Leadership and Management (CRELM) at the University of Nottingham as a postgraduate supervisor in educational leadership and management.

She recently presented partial findings from the PhD research at the National Council for Measuring in Education, exploring teachers’ validity argument for university admission in Chile. Also, has a working paper presented at the American Educational Research Association exploring headteachers’ leadership lifelong learning processes in underperforming schools. She has a special interest in the development of a co-constructed assessment system that enables achievement for all learners.

Research and scholarship

She has a strong research interest in classroom assessment, educational leadership and management, lifelong learning, EdTech, and international development in the Latin American region.


BA in Education Studies
EDU-10033 Understanding Learning
EDU-30093 Inclusive Education
EDU-30074 Higher Education Policy
EDU-10072 Too Poor to Learn: Poverty, Education and Social Policy

Master in Education
EDU-40114 Reflecting on Practice
EDU-40122 Education, Employment and Professional Identity
EDU-40204 Rethinking Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies (online)

Doctorate in Education
EDU-50003 Methods and Application: Designing and Carrying out a Pilot Study



Master students in the following areas:
- Educational assessment
- Professional Identities
- Educational leadership and management
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Collaborations and grants awards

Awards and Research Funding

Women in Measurement - ResearcHER Fellowship
'Enacting transformative assessment in the Latin American region: Understanding Lifelong Learning trajectories of women in measurement in reform journeys.'
July 2023

University College London - Public Engagement Award Project ‘OUR inclusive revolution’.
November 2018

Society for Latin American Studies – Postgraduate Travel Grants Financial support for selected scholars.
March 2017

Waseda University – Joint Academic Exchange Programme Academic collaboration through Beijing Normal University, Korea University and UCL Institute of Education.
November 2016

Chilean National Agency for Research and Development - Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado Doctorado en el extranjero
June 2015

Chilean National Agency for Research and Development - Formación de Capital Humano Avanzado Master en el extranjero
June 2013

Learning Unlimited - Supporting Work in School
September 2013

School of Social Sciences
Chancellor's Building CBA1.039
Keele University
Staffordshire, ST5 5BG
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346

Undergraduate and postgraduate enquiries
Tel: +44 (0) 1782 734346