Dr Sam Sellar is Reader in Education Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sam’s research focuses on education policy, large-scale assessments and the digitalisation and datafication of education. He has published widely on the impact of the OECD’s PISA and the need for richer forms of accountability. His current projects explore the introduction of AI into education policy making and the use of digital platforms in higher education. Sam is the lead editor of the journal Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, and his most recent book is the World Yearbook of Education 2019: Comparative Methodology in an Era of Big Data and Global Networks (2019, Routledge), co-edited with Radhika Gorur and Gita Steiner-Khamsi.