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Xiaofei Qi

Xiaofei Qi

Research Associate (Operations)

BA (Shandong Normal University), MA (East China Normal University), PhD (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professional experience

Xiaofei Qi is a school psychologist heading up the Psychometrics Centre's project to develop a computerised adaptive entrance test for Eton College. Eton was founded by King Henry VI in 1440 AD, and today is recognised as the leading fee-paying school in the UK. The machinations of their computerised admissions tests are a well-kept secret. Xiaofei and the Psychometrics Centre are working with them to ensure that their psychometric properties are of the highest possible standard. 

Xiaofei obtained her PhD in Psychology from Birkbeck, the University of London in 2015. Her work has focussed on the effects of school organisations, particularly during the preschool and primary years, on children's intellectual, emotional and ethical development as well as well-being more generally. She is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for the Study of Behaviour Development, the British Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. 

Xiaofei is working with Dr David Stillwell in the Operations subject group.

Research interests

The effects of school organisations, particularly during the preschool and primary years, on children's intellectual, emotional and ethical development.

Xiaofei Qi is a member of the Operations subject group.

Selected publications

Qi, X. (2015) Does preschool experience matter? The relevance of preschool education and home activities for children's cognitive and social development at school entry in rural China. PhD thesis, Birkbeck, University of London.

Qi, X. and Melhuish, E.C. (2017) "Early childhood education and care in China: history, current trends and challenges." Early Years (DOI: 10.1080/09575146.2016.1236780) (published online Oct 2016; forthcoming in print)

Contact details

Xiaofei Qi
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 330833
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339701
Email: x.qi@jbs.cam.ac.uk