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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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)
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
My teaching focuses on quantitative methodologies and applied statistics;