Professor Boaz Shulruf

PhD, MPH, BSc

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 New Zealand, Australia 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@auckland.ac.nz  

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 and assessment tools (questionnaire, surveys, observational tools etc) designing and undertaking  statistical analyses.

Research | Current

Student pathways in higher education in New Zealand;

Standard setting in medical education assessments (OSCE's MCQ's);

Validoity and quality clinical skills assessments delivered online;

Impact of culture on assessment in health professions education;

Trust in clinical education;

Assessment of daily physical activity.

Areas of 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;

 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Huang, P.-H., Haywood, M., O'Sullivan A, & Shulruf, B. (2019). A meta-analysis for comparing effective teaching in clinical education. Medical teacher, 41 (10), 1129-1142. 10.1080/0142159x.2019.1623386
  • Taylor, S., Haywood, M., & Shulruf, B. (2019). Comparison of effect between simulated patient clinical skill training and student role play on objective structured clinical examination performance outcomes for medical students in Australia. Journal of educational evaluation for health professions, 1610.3352/jeehp.2019.16.3
  • Dubbai, H., Adelstein, B.-A., Taylor, S., & Shulruf, B. (2019). Definition of professionalism and tools for assessing professionalism in pharmacy practice: a systemic review. Journal of educational evaluation for health professions, 1610.3352/jeehp.2019.16.22
  • Shulruf, B., Coombes, L., Damodaran, A., Freeman, A., Jones, P., Lieberman, S., ... Harris, P. (2018). Cut-scores revisited: feasibility of a new method for group standard setting. BMC medical education, 18 (1)10.1186/s12909-018-1238-7
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Phillippa Poole
  • Shulruf, B., Bagg, W., Begun, M., Hay, M., Lichtwark, I., Turnock, A., ... Poole, P. J. (2018). The efficacy of medical student selection tools in Australia and New Zealand. The Medical journal of Australia, 208 (5), 214-218. 10.5694/mja17.00400|
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Warwick Bagg, Phillippa Poole
  • Chong, L., Taylor, S., Haywood, M., Adelstein, B.-A., & Shulruf, B. (2018). Examiner seniority and experience are associated with bias when scoring communication, but not examination, skills in objective structured clinical examinations in Australia. Journal of educational evaluation for health professions, 1510.3352/jeehp.2018.15.17
  • Dyson, B., Cowan, J., Gordon, B., Powell, D., & Shulruf, B. (2017). Physical education in Aotearoa New Zealand primary schools. European Physical Education Review10.1177/1356336X17698083
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Darren Powell
  • Chong, L., Taylor, S., Haywood, M., Adelstein, B.-A., & Shulruf, B. (2017). The sights and insights of examiners in objective structured clinical examinations. Journal of educational evaluation for health professions, 1410.3352/jeehp.2017.14.34

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level B, Room B005
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand