Dr James Trueman

Academic Lead: Assessment

Location: Cambridge

James is Academic Lead: Assessment at Anglia Learning & Teaching. His work focuses on developing evidence-based and effective Assessment and Feedback practices.

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James is Academic Lead: Assessment at Anglia Learning & Teaching. His work focuses on the strategic development and implementation of evidence-based and effective Assessment and Feedback practices. This work includes overseeing the Anglia Assessment Album and the Assessment Protocol, and leading across our University in the implementation and management of eAssessment systems.

As part of this work, James creates, promotes and delivers CPD opportunities to enable and support the effective use of technology-enhanced assessment. He also monitors and evaluates sector-wide development and application of technology-enhanced assessment, to inform our own approach to eAssessment. His assessment role has led to a focus on the development and implementation of pedagogic, technological and policy solutions.

His career in higher education has centred on politico-legal issues in mental health care in the UK and on technology-enhanced learning and assessment. He has previously worked in health and social care education in a variety of roles, across all levels and a wide range of subjects.


Jisc Electronic Management of Assessment (EMA) Project member
Canvas HEUK User Group Member
Turnitin UK User Group Member
External Examiner – University of Hertfordshire
Doctoral Supervisor

Research interests

Technology-enhanced assessment 
Media and professional discourse 
Critical Discourse Analysis


James has been working in Higher Education for over 15 years, and since 2010 he has specialised in technology-enhanced learning and assessment. James’s specialist subject area is mental health law and ethics. This has been applied to teaching, course/module management and individual student supervision, from undergraduate to doctoral level. More recently, he was Course Leader for the Approved Mental Health Professional training programme, across Essex and Cambridgeshire.


PhD Political Science and Law
PG Dip Learning and Teaching (Health and Social Care Professional)
MA Mental Health
PG Dip Mental Health Innovations
Dip H.E. (RN Mental Health)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Memberships, editorial boards

Society for Research in Higher Education

Selected recent publications

Brown, L., Priddle, J., Trueman, J. (2017) Developing Assessment Practice: an Inclusive Audit, In: Engage, 18th Learning and Teaching Conference 2017, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK, 27 June 2017, Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University.

Trueman, J. (2017) From little acorns: university wide implementation of GradeMark to transform the assessment and feedback experience, In: 6th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester, UK, 28th – 29th June 2017, Lancaster, University of Cumbria.

Trueman, J. (2017) Using Poll Everywhere to enhance the student experience: An institutional perspective, In: 2017 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK, 5–6 June 2017, Ormskirk, Edge Hill University.

Trueman, J. (2013) The Mirage of Mental Health Reform. In Walker, S. (Ed.) Modern Mental Health: Critical Perspectives on Psychiatric Practice, St Albans, Critical Publishing.

Trueman, J. and Thurston, C. (2012) Using eSubmission and eMarking to enhance the student experience: a faculty approach including planning, implementation and evaluation, In: 5th International Plagiarism Conference, iParadigms, The Sage - Gateshead, UK, 16–18 July 2012.

Trueman, J. (2010) The Mirage of Mental Health Law Reform: In: Anglia Ruskin University, Half-day scholarly conference, Fulbourn, Cambridge, 25 May 2010.

Trueman, J. and Khoo, R. (2009) Mental Health Nursing and the Law. In Wrycraft, N. (Ed.) Introduction to Mental Health Nursing. London, Open University Press.

Trueman, J. (2009) Critical Discourse Analysis and Rigour in Qualitative Research, In: Anglia Ruskin University, Staff and Postgraduate Research and Scholarly Seminar Series, Chelmsford, Essex, 9 December 2009.

Trueman, J. (2008) Review of Jacqueline Atkinson, Private and Public Protection: Civil Mental Health Legislation (Dunedin Academic Press, 2006) Journal of Mental Health Law, May / Edition Number 17, 124–127.