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Assistant Professor in the School of Education+44 (0) 191 33 44177
Fellow of the Durham Research Methods Centre
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing+44 (0) 191 33 44177


Vic Menzies joined Durham University in 2012 as a Research Trial Officer where she worked at the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) before moving to her current role at the School of Education in 2017. Vic has expertise in developing maths educational interventions ready for evaluation and in conducting education evaluations over a variety of settings. Her specific focus has been the evaluation of interventions using randomised controlled trial (RCT) methodology. She is currently Principal Investigator on a £450k grant from the Education Endowment Foundation delivering a large scale RCT of the ICCAMS Maths intervention where she has been involved in developing a roll out model of professional development for ICCAMS Maths and running a trial with more than 100 secondary schools across England. She is or has been PI or Co-I on a number of other grants to conduct large scale evaluations of educational interventions including two early years RCTs, an evaluation of Project Based Learning in secondary schools and two evaluations of Saturday School Programmes. 

She has previously conducted research on the development of number skills on starting school and has worked on a variety of research projects looking at different methods of peer tutoring to support maths attainment.

Vic has a BSc. in Psychology from the University of York and a Masters in Research from Strathclyde University. 

Research interests

  • Educational Evaluation
  • Experimental Methodology
  • Pilot Trials
  • Development and Evaluation of Mathematical Interventions
  • Effectiveness of Early Years education

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: Nominated for Research Staff Award at Durham University 2017:
  • 2000: Member of the School of Education’s Ethics and Data Protection Committee:
  • 2000: Invited speaker at Royal Statistical Society’s event: The Rise of RCTs in Education: Statistical and Practical Challenges – 4th November 2018


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