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Jeff received his B.Tech.(Ed.) in Materials and Architectural Technology with Concurrent Teacher Education from the University of Limerick, Ireland, in 2014. He then received a PhD in Education and Communication in the Technological Sciences from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 2018. Following this, he undertook postdoctoral research at both KTH and Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, where he examined the role of spatial ability in learning, as well as stereotypes and conceptions that secondary school and undergraduate students held of engineers and engineering. Jeff is a Lecturer in Research Pedagogy at Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest. He is a member of the Technology Education Research Group (TERG) in Ireland, the Engineering Education for Society research group at KTH, and is an academic collaborator of the ADAPT research centre. He is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Technology and Design Education, and serves of the Editorial Boards of Educational Psychology Review, the European Journal of Engineering Education, SN Social Sciences, and The Educational and Developmental Psychologist. Jeff conducts research in the areas of teaching, learning and assessment in technology and engineering education. He is particularly interested in how people learn, and specifically how individual differences in cognitive abilities, in particular spatial ability, affect people’s capacity to process different types of information. He also conducts research in education assessment where his focus is on the use of comparative judgement in the assessment of designerly activity. In addition, he is interested in meta-research with particular emphasis on the transparency and replicability of research in technology and engineering education and on the research methods which are used in these fields.