Invited Scholar

Mahan Kulasegaram

Mahan Kulasegaram, PhD

Scientist, The Wilson Centre
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dates of Visit: December 11 – 13, 2017

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
December 13, 2017
Beyond Merely Formative: Expanding Our Conceptualization of Assessment for Learning

In addition, he will be meeting with members of the CHES community to share ideas on specific research projects.


Dr. Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram completed his PhD in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatics at McMaster University. He is currently a Scientist at the Wilson Centre and the University of Toronto MD Program and he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. His research explores the cognitive processes evoked by the experience of assessment and how these processes can be aligned with transfer of learning and clinical reasoning. He uses psychometric and experimental methods to understand how assessment can promote
the application, adaptation, and extension of knowledge during medical training. His other major interests include the application of cognitive theory and learning sciences to instructional design as well as the use of learning analytics to predict educational outcomes. In 2017, he was the inaugural recipient of the New Investigator in Education Research salary award from the
Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.