Amy Wong

    Amy Wong

    Research Fellow

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    Research Statement

    Dr Amy Wong is a post-doc researcher in health professional 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 professional 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 professional 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 of the peer-reviewed journal Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.72 SJR 1.517 SNIP 2.021)
    • Reviewer of the peer-reviewed journal Advances in Health Sciences Education (Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.52 SJR 1.406 SNIP 1.43)
    • Member of the School’s Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team

     

    Current Projects

    1. Using data analytics to evaluate the enhance module design and student learning experience
    2. Benefits and challenges of implementing peer assessment in simulation learning experience
    3. Embedding the development of Digital Literacy Skills within undergraduate and/or postgraduate curricula across multiple disciplines
    4. Development of a programmatic approach to undertake effective curriculum evaluation

     

    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

    Willingness to take PhD students

    Yes

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