Amy Wong
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    United Kingdom

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20142020

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Research Statement

Dr Amy Wong is a post-doc researcher in health professions education with international experience in teaching and learning in higher education. She has worked extensively with educators and practitioners in the health professions in assessment design and quality assurance. Amy also has experience in facilitating professional development across diverse Faculties to support staff in using educational data to make evidence-informed teaching and learning decisions. Amy’s methodological expertise covers both quantitative and qualitative analyses. Her PhD research explored the factors that influence examiner judgements of student performance and the effectiveness of providing examiners with feedback in a case study of competency-based assessment in medical education. Amy has presented her PhD findings in conferences in the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Amy’s research interests include competency-based assessment, examiner judgements, evaluation, quality assurance and learning analytics to enhance teaching and learning practices in higher and health professions education.

 

Research Focus

The purpose of Amy’s research is to promote engagement of health professional educators in evidence-informed teaching and learning practices. Her research focuses on exploring the enabling factors and barriers that either facilitate or hinder the change process. In addition, Amy is also developing innovative professional learning strategies that will empower health professional educators with knowledge and skills to engage in continuous self-reflection on their teaching practices. The research outcomes will assist in the development, transition and evaluation of new teaching and learning practices to enhance student learning experience in higher and health professions education. 

 

Leadership Roles

  • Amy is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK which recognises her sustained leadership and mentoring of colleagues in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Reviewer for the QUB Merit Award (HEA fellowship recognition scheme)
  • Reviewer for Advances in Health Sciences Education (2020 IF: 3.853) since 2018
  • Reviewer for Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (2020 IF: 4.984) since 2014
  • Abstract reviewer for the British Educational Research Association (BERA) conference 2021
  • Abstract reviewer for the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference in 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • Co-lead the Education and Practice Research Theme at School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Member of the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

 

Current Projects

  1. Co-designing a faculty development roadmap to support academic and practice assessors
  2. Co-designing an assessment matrix and self-reflection guidelines with students and educators for peer assessment in high-fidelity simulation
  3. Embedding digital literacy education in undergraduate and postgraduate curricula across disciplines
  4. Developing a learning analytics strategy to promote evidence-informed teaching and learning practices
  5. Developing a programmatic approach to undertake curriculum evaluation and educational research

 

Completed Research Projects

  1. Consistency of examiner judgements on competency-based assessments: A case study in medical education
  2. “On the same page”? The effect of GP examiner feedback on differences in rating severity in clinical assessments: A pre/post intervention study
  3. Using a risk management approach in analytics for curriculum and program quality improvement
  4. Teaching clinical skills by utilising community patient volunteers - a program evaluation
  5. Teachers’ perceptions of and responses to Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET): Purposes and uses in clinical education

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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