Professor Jennifer Hallam

Professor Jennifer Hallam


I am a Professor of Assessment and Educational Advancement in the School of Medicine. My work focusses on healthcare assessment, feedback and educational development, with my focus being the strategic development of assessment and feedback strategies. My background is in Psychology, with a PhD in Health Psychology with Advanced Statistics and an MSc in Health Psychology with Applied Statistics. I have several current and previous national medical education roles which include being on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), GMC education associate and team leader for the implementation of the Clinical and Professional Skills Assessment (CPSA) as part of the Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA), project advisory groups for the NMC, GDC and HCPC and chairing a committees for the development and implementation of behavioural interventions in higher education.



  • Head of Assessment, School of Medicine
  • Deputy Director, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Research interests

I am a mixed methods researcher and lead 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. Additionally, how the use of digital technologies can advance education, particularly the use of artificial intelligence (AI). I have secured over £6.2 million in grant funding to advance health professions education and enhance student experience. I supervise BSc, MSc and PhD students and would welcome proposals for research in these areas.


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • PG Dip
  • BSc

Student education

As head of assessment, I am responsible for the strategic development of all assessment and feedback provisions across the school. I lead a team of 15 to ensure our offer is current, defensible and underpinned by pedagogy. 

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Current postgraduate researchers

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