Dr Nguyen Thi Ngoc Quynh holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is the founding director of the Center for Language Testing and Assessment at the University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Sheis playing a key role in the research and development of the Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency (VSTEP). She participates in numerous national projects on education and assessment.  She has also taught applied linguistics, teacher education, bilingual education and language assessment courses. She reviews for some journals on second language acquisition and teacher education, and has presented and published on second language education and assessment. She is currently the 2nd Vice-President of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA).