Researcher

Professor Boaz Shulruf

My Expertise

Standard setting in educational assessment: Pass/fail decision making over borderline grades;

Medical student selection and university admission policies;

Development of observational tools for measuring individuals and teams performance;

Assessment within cross cultural contexts;

Student perceptions of learning environment and learning experiences;

Assessing educational impacts and clinical performance;

Higher Educdation;

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Biography

Boaz Shulruf is Professor in Medical Education. His main research interest is in the area of psycho-educational assessment in higher education, particularly within the context of Medical and Health Sciences Education. Boaz’s expertise is in quantitative research methodologies and educational assessment and psychometrics.  Boaz is an active member of a number of research groups in Australia New Zealand and overseas. Boaz’s current research...view more

Boaz Shulruf is Professor in Medical Education. His main research interest is in the area of psycho-educational assessment in higher education, particularly within the context of Medical and Health Sciences Education. Boaz’s expertise is in quantitative research methodologies and educational assessment and psychometrics.  Boaz is an active member of a number of research groups in Australia New Zealand and overseas. Boaz’s current research projects are:

  • Standard setting in educational assessment: Pass/fail decision making over borderline grades;
  • Medical student selection and university admission policies;
  • Development of observational tools for measuring individuals and teams performance;
  • Assessment within cross cultural contexts;
  • Student perceptions of learning environment and learning experiences;
  • Assessing educational impacts.
  • Assessing clinical performance

Opportunities for PhD and Masters projects

For enquiries about undertaking PhD or Masters projects related to any of topics listed above or any other topics related to medical education, please contact Prof Boaz Shulruf b.shulruf@unsw.edu.au   

Consultancy

Boaz is available for consultancy services in the areas of quantitative research methodologies, assessment and psychometrics. The consultancy may include but not limited to: Research design and sampling; designing the measurment tools (quesitonnaire, observational tools etc) planning and undertaking the statistical analysis.  


My Grants

2016-2017 Australian Council for Educational Research “Minimising ‘false positive’ in medical student selection” $39,744 (Chief Investigator).

2016-2017 Australian Council for Educational Research ‘A Multi-Centre study to determine the utility of Situational Judgement Tests in undergraduate medical student selection in Australia’ $100,000 (Co-investigator)

2016-2017 Department of Education and Training, “Equity and Medical Education (EME) – what are the “sticking points” in the application and admissions processes of undergraduate medical schools that affect entry of students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds into medicine? $98.015,25(Co-Lead Investigator)

2015-2016 Australian Council for Educational Research “Maximizing the utility of UMAT and other medical admission tools” $37,556 (Chief Investigator)

2015-2016 Australian Council for Educational Research “Selection in a school leaver population: Comparing three different processes in one pool of applicants” $64,665 (Co-investigator)

2015-2016 UNSW Strategic Educational Development Grant Standards-based assessment: from outcomes to performance standards and tracking growth $297,000 (Co-investigator)

2013-2014 Heart Foundation Australia, Vanguard Grant, "Enhancing the use of Hypertension Guidelines in General Practice”, AU$75,000 (Co-investigator)

2013-2014 UNSW Mini-Grants for Projects on Student Success, Time-management Apps & Student Success, AU$4000 (Co-investigator)

2010-2011 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists“The impact of assessment on life and learning.”(Associate- Investigator) total value NZ$ 22,800

2010-2011 Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists“The effectiveness of video-based training to improve teamwork behaviours in acute care: a randomised controlled trial.” (Co-Chief Investigator) total value NZ$50,000

2010-2011 Waitamata District Health Board: Evaluation of Behavioural Changes in Health Practitioners Who Participated in the WDHB Cross Cultural Training Course (in collaboration with GFU), total value NZ$101,140 (Principal Investigator)

2009-2010 University of Hong Kong: Small Project funding, “Conceptual changes of Mainland Chinese research students in domestic, sibling, foreign cultural environments”; total value HK$ 44,600 (Co-investigator)

2009-2010 Ministry of Education (Israel) and Givat Washington Academic College of Education (Israel): "The influence of experiencing movement and of a kindergarten teacher' mediating in the area of self-efficacy, frustration and cooperation on cognitive and psycho-motor achievements of children.” total value NIS55,000 (Co-investigator).

2009-2010 Ministry of Education and Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences (Israel):"Impact of physical activity intervention on bone density of schoolchildren"; total value NIS55,000 (Co-investigator).

2006 Parenting Council NZ: Research project Parenting Education and Support: A Review of Policy and Programmes in Selected OECD Countries; total value NZ$10,000 (Principal Investigator)


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education,2005,University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Master of Public Health (Physical Education) (MPH),1994,Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel
  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences, 1988,Open University, Tel Aviv, Israel

My Research Activities

Quality of assessment in the Medicine Programme;

Medical student selection;

Assessing quality of teaching in clinical settings;

Standard setting in academic and clinical skills assessments;

Assessment in Physical Education;


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Assessment in Medical and Health Professions Education

Standard settings in educational and psychological assessment 

Student selection and admission policy Medical and Health Professions

Student selection and admission policy in Higher Education

Psycho-educational assessment : Development, improvement, validation and implementation of assessment

Quality of assessment

Equity, Dversity and Quality in Higher Education 

 


Currently supervising

  • Dr Arvin Damodaran (PhD) Trust and trustworthiness of medical education programs, a mixed methods study.
  • Dr Pin-Hsiang Huang (MSc) Impact of medical student peer teaching and evaluation on learning and teaching capabilities
  • Huda Mohammad A Dubbai (MSc) Employer perception on the quality of Pharmacy graduates in Saudi Arabia.

My Teaching

My teaching focuses on quantitative methodologies and applied statistics;

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Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2693
+61 (2) 9385 8670