Professor Patrick Griffin holds the Chair of Education (Assessment) and is Director of the Assessment Research Centre in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Patrick was a high school mathematics and chemistry teacher. His interests are in working with teachers and schools to ensure that assessment and teaching are productively aligned. He has published widely on assessment topics that include the development and calibration of instruments to measure collaborative problem solving and other 21st century skills as well as literacy, numeracy and problem solving proficiency, through online interactive assessment and calibration.
He is currently Associate Dean of the Graduate School and the Executive Director of the Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills Project (ATC21S™). He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education, the Australian College of Education and the Australian College of Education Leadership. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, AusAid and UNESCO for almost 20 years.