Dr Jennifer Hallam

Dr Jennifer Hallam


I work in the area of Medical and Dental assessments and feedback, with my focus being the strategic development of assessment and feedback strategies, specifically for performance based assessments. My background is in Psychology, as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, with a PhD in Health Psychology with Advanced Statistics and an MSc in Health Psychology with Applied Statistics. I have several national medical education roles which include being on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), GMC project advisory groups and chairing a committee for the development and implementation of behavioural interventions in higher education.


Research interests

I am a mixed methods researcher and a member of the Assessment Research Group in LIME. My research focuses primarily on measures of quality in assessment and the design and evaluation of behavioural interventions and assessments to support student education. I have a special interest in performance assessments (OSCE and workplace-based assessments) and how engagement, personality and assessment design can affect the success of students in medical assessments. I supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students and would welcome proposals for research in these areas.


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • PG Dip
  • BSc

Student education

The focus of my role in student education is the psychometric analysis, design and quality assurance of all summative and formative assessments for UG and PG Medical and Dental Education.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Current postgraduate researchers

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