Luke Harding is a Professor in Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University (UK). His research interests are in language assessment and applied linguistics more broadly, particularly listening assessment, pronunciation and intelligibility, language assessment literacy, and World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. His work has been published in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Assessing Writing, Language Assessment Quarterly, Language Teaching and Language Testing, and he is the author of a book: Accent and listening assessment (Peter Lang). Luke is currently co-editor of the journal Language Testing.