Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Natalie Simper PortraitNatalie Simper, M.Ed.

Assessment Research Project Manager


Email: nls3@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-6000 x77072


Natalie comes from an Australian Senior-Secondary/ Post-Secondary teaching background. She has experience at the State-wide level in curriculum development, large-scale assessment, and evaluation and assessment of outcomes based education. Her research interests include assessment and evaluations, learning outcomes, and cognitive and meta-cognitive processes. Arts education is a continuing passion; Natalie has been actively involved as a board member with the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, a community arts cluster in Kingston. 


Natalie coordinates a Queen's research project investigating the development and measurement of meta-cognition and cognitive skills with learning outcomes. Natalie works with faculty, instructors, and administrators facilitating the assessment of critical thinking, problem solving and written communication in undergraduate courses.

For more information on Natalie Simper


  • Master of Education (2014) Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
  • Cert IV, Workplace Training and Assessment (2002), Perth, Western Australia
  • Graduate Diploma Education (1998) Edith Cowan University. Western Australia   
  • Bachelor of Arts (1991) Edith Cowan University. Western Australia



Britton, E., Simper, N., Leger A., Stephenson J., (2015) Assessing Teamwork in Undergraduate Education: A measurement tool to evaluate individual teamwork skills. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 1-21. (ahead-of-print) DOI: 10.1080/02602938.2015.1116497

Simper, N., Kaupp, J., Frank, B., & Scott, J. (2015). Development of the Transferable Learning Orientations tool: providing metacognitive opportunities and meaningful feedback for students and instructors. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, (ahead-of-print), 1-17.

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., Simper, N., & Scott J. (2015). Multi-method Longitudinal Assessment of Transferable Intellectual Learning Outcomes. Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Meeting, ASEE 26. Seattle, WA.

Frank, B., Kaupp, J., & Simper, N.. (2014). Triangulated Authentic Assessment in the HEQCO Learning Outcomes Assessment Consortium. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association 2014 Annual Meeting. Canmore, BC.

Simper, N. (2014). Concept Maps for Creative Development. Master’s Thesis. qspace.library.queensu.ca