Dr. Kulasegaram (Mahan)'s research examines educational assessment from both a psychometric and cognitive perspective. His work aims to advance assessment theory and practice by conceptualizing assessment as an instructional and learning opportunity. This involves reexamining the entire context of assessment - the objectives, process, tools, learners, and raters - from theoretical perspectives informed by cognitive theory and best evidence on measurement. His other interests also include the role of working memory in decision making and learning in healthcare as well as the application of cognitive theory to instructional design and practice. Additionally, he dabbles in applying novel and advanced statistical methods to large data sets.
Affiliation: Scientist, the Wilson Centre; Evaluation Scientist, University of Toronto MD Program; Cross-Appointed Scientist, Centre for Ambulatory Care Education, Women's College Hospital.
Degrees: Ph.D. Health Research Methodology Program, Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McMaster University.
BHSc.(Hons), Bachelor of Health Sciences Program, McMaster University.