Gemma Bellhouse is the Test Product Quality Assurance Manager for the British Council Aptis test and is based in Brussels, Belgium. Ms Bellhouse holds an MSc from Oxford in Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition and has research experience in language test washback, teacher training, language learning strategies and corpus linguistics. She has been involved in the management of item writing and test production and maintaining the quality of standardised and international English language tests since 2015. Since joining the Global Assessments team in 2019, she has supported in the quality control processes and management of the Aptis exam test production. She has also managed new EDI processes and policies for Global Assessments tests and the queries for special accommodations. This year she conducted a sociocultural bias and discrimination review of the Aptis item bank with an ‘EDI lens’, the results of which have led to an EDI quality policy for test item writing and other content creation.