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Yann has been a Courses Director at Charles Sturt University since 2010. He is responsible for ensuring a collegial approach to the design of new undergraduate and postgraduate programs as well as the evaluation and review of existing programs. He has worked with a range disciplines including Agriculture, Horticulture, Science, Food and Nutrition, Medical Science and Paramedicine. Recently he was appointed as the Course Director for Pharmacy, Dentistry and the Medicine programs at CSU. The role requires team building skills, working with a range of peers, blending the expertise of a range of academic and support staff as well as a strong understanding of the systems and policies governing the institution.

Yann has grounded his role as a Course Director in collaborative research in the scholarship of teaching and in particular, the scholarship of assessment. His interest range from the provision of automated feedback to students in traditional multiple choice exams to using data to evidence the acquisition of professional skills to professional accreditation bodies.

Yann enjoys mentoring his developing peers and was recently awarded a Senior Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy (UK).

Research Interests

My current research focusses on the evaluation of educational programs' performance against professional standards or other desirable outcomes. In particular, I am interested in evidencing and evaluating the acquisition of knowledge and skills as well as desirable attitudes in the professions. I use a range of evaluation and research methods, but I have specific interest in psychometrics using a combination of methods, including Classical Test and Item Response Theories.

The classification of this research may vary as its interpretation can be considered disciplinary in some cases. In the context of Higher Education, it contributes towards Fields of Research Codes 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy and 130303 - Education Assessment and Evaluation.

Professional Information

I am a member of the following professional societies:

  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA)
  • Australian Evaluation Society (AES)

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 4 - Quality Education

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