Chris welcomes expressions of interest from doctoral candidates with interests in medical and health science education, with a particular focus on clinical learning, assessment and professionalism. He is especially interested in supervising research students who undertake, a mixture of qualitative and quantitative research around teacher/supervisors' and/or students/trainees' thinking about the practices of assessment. Theses by publication are preferred.
My own research focus is on student and postgraduate trainee assessment, informed by psychometric theory, with a special focus on the impact of educational assessment on learning.
Informed by social psychology theory, I focus on measuring performance, professional behaviours, and investigating how assessment is understood by students/trainees, teachers/supervisors, and all those with an interest in the outcomes of medical and health science education.
I am interested in the way that the clinical education settings most powerfully influence the practices of assessment and impacts on preparation for clinical practice. For example, current topics of interest include:
Chris is also a general practitioner and undertakes collaborative research in health services research particularly in aged care.
The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is 1364