Sarah Bradley

Department: Graduate School of Education
Discipline: Education
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Research in Professional Learning

Project Summary

I am currently in the second year of the  pre-thesis phase of the EdD (generic).

To date, my research  has focused on quality assurance of the competence of medical graduates, the pedagogy of clinical skills teaching and assessment, and the professional identity formation of undergraduate medical students.

My thesis proposal is for a mixed methods study of the value and utility of qualitative assessment of clinical competence.  It seeks to establish the inter-rater reliability of a model for qualitative assessment of undergraduate medical students’ clinical skills, to understand the processes by which raters interpret comments and to explore students’ perceptions of the fairness of qualitative assessment.