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Professor Tim Wilkinson

Tim Wilkinson Director, MB ChB programme (Otago Medical School)

MB ChB MD(Otago) PhD(Otago) M Clin Ed(UNSW) FRACP FRCP(London) FANZAHPE

Medical Education Unit
University of Otago, Christchurch
P.O. Box 4345
Christchurch
New Zealand

Email tim.wilkinson@otago.ac.nz
PA 64 3 479 7454

Current Roles

Otago Medical School

University of Otago, Christchurch

Canterbury District Health Board

  • Consultant physician in geriatric medicine

Awards

  • Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) award for outstanding achievement in the field of health professional education in Australia, New Zealand and internationally, 2016
  • University of Otago, Christchurch, Gold medal for teaching excellence, 2009
  • Minister of Education / NZQA Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (for sustained excellence in tertiary teaching), 2002

Research Interests

Tim is keen to promote independence in old age as well as independence in his students.

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Publications

Nanayakkara, W. S., Gearry, R. B., Muir, J. G., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., Williman, J. A., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Gastrointestinal symptoms and FODMAP intake of aged-care residents from Christchurch, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(10), 1083. doi: 10.3390/nu9101083

Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Low performing students have insightfulness when they reflect-in-action. Medical Education, 51(3), 316-323. doi: 10.1111/medu.13206

de Kok, D. S., Teh, R. O., Pillai, A., Connolly, M. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Jacobs, R., … Kerse, N. (2017). What is the relationship between visual impairment and cognitive function in octogenarians? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1460), 33-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Alamri, Y., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2017). Successful publication by medical students in New Zealand: The role of clinical versus academic supervisors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 9-12. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Tweed, M. J., Stein, S., Wilkinson, T. J., Purdie, G., & Smith, J. (2017). Certainty and safe consequence responses provide additional information from multiple choice question assessments. BMC Medical Education, 17, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0942-z

Authored Book - Other

Ekeroma, A. J., Perez, D., Percival, T., Mola, G., Sopoaga, F., & Wilkinson, T. (2014). A new medical curriculum for the National University of Samoa: Discussion document. Auckland, New Zealand: Pacific Society for Reproductive Health, 21p.

McAlister, H., Fink, J., Wilkinson, T., & et al (2005). The management of people with atrial fibrillation and flutter: Evidence-based best practice guideline. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Guidelines Group. Retrieved from http://www.nzgg.org.nz

Anderson, C., Wilkinson, T. J., Hodder, M., Ibell, B., Milne, R., Perkins, C., … Pollock, M., … Wood, P. (2000). Guidelines for the use of acetylcholinesterase inhibitor drugs in the treatment of people with Alzheimer's disease. Wellington: National Health Committee, 26p.

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Edited Book - Other

Joyce, P., Nicholls, G., Thomas, K., & Wilkinson, T. (Eds.). (2013). The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago, 192p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wilkinson, T. (2014). Assessment in rural medical education. In A. B. Chater, J. Rourke, I. D. Couper, R. P. Strasser & S. Reid (Eds.), WONCA rural medical education guidebook. Bangkok, Thailand: World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) Working Party on Rural Practice. Retrieved from http://www.globalfamilydoctor.com

Worthington, R., Hays, R., Parker, M., Wilkinson, T., McKenzie, J., & Weisberg, D. (2013). Australia and New Zealand. In R. Worthington & R. Hays (Eds.), Practical professionalism in medicine: A global case-based workbook. (pp. 127-170). London, UK: Radcliffe.

Teunissen, P. W., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2011). Learning and teaching in workplaces. In T. Dornan, K. Mann, A. Scherpbier & J. Spencer (Eds.), Medical education: Theory and practice. (pp. 193-210). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

Wilkinson, T. J. (2001). Signage. In M. D. Mezey, M. M. Bottrell, B. J. Berkman, C. M. Callahan, T. T. Fulmer, E. L. Mitty, … N. E. Strumpf (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care. The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care. (pp. 592-594). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Joyce, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2013). The future. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 184-186). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Wilkinson, T. (2013). Medical Education Unit. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 22-24). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Wilkinson, T. (2013). Medical education: The next 40 years. In P. Joyce, G. Nicholls, K. Thomas & T. Wilkinson (Eds.), The Christchurch experience: 40 years of research and teaching. (pp. 135-140). Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Otago.

Wilkinson, T. (2010). Communicating with older people. In M. Groves & J. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Communication skills in medicine: Promoting patient-centred care. (pp. 146-158). Victoria, Australia: IP Communications.

Wilkinson, T. J. (2008). Signage. In E. A. Capezuti, E. L. Siegler & M. D. Mezey (Eds.), The encyclopedia of elder care: The comprehensive resource on geriatric and social care. (2nd ed.) (pp. 720-722). NY: Springer.

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Journal - Research Article

Nanayakkara, W. S., Gearry, R. B., Muir, J. G., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., Williman, J. A., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2017). Gastrointestinal symptoms and FODMAP intake of aged-care residents from Christchurch, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(10), 1083. doi: 10.3390/nu9101083

Tweed, M. J., Stein, S., Wilkinson, T. J., Purdie, G., & Smith, J. (2017). Certainty and safe consequence responses provide additional information from multiple choice question assessments. BMC Medical Education, 17, 106. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0942-z

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Alamri, Y., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2017). Successful publication by medical students in New Zealand: The role of clinical versus academic supervisors. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1458), 9-12. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

de Kok, D. S., Teh, R. O., Pillai, A., Connolly, M. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Jacobs, R., … Kerse, N. (2017). What is the relationship between visual impairment and cognitive function in octogenarians? New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1460), 33-47. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Low performing students have insightfulness when they reflect-in-action. Medical Education, 51(3), 316-323. doi: 10.1111/medu.13206

Henning, M. A., Hawken, S., MacDonald, J., McKimm, J., Brown, M., Moriarty, H., … Hilder, J., & Wilkinson, T. (2017). Exploring educational interventions to facilitate health professional students' professionally safe online presence. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1332363

Jardine, D. L., McKenzie, J. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2017). Predicting medical students who will have difficulty during their clinical training. BMC Medical Education, 17(1), 43. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0879-2

Sheehan, D., Jowsey, T., Parwaiz, M., Birch, M., Seaton, P., Shaw, S., … Wilkinson, T. (2017). Clinical learning environments: Place, artefacts and rhythm. Medical Education, 51(10), 1049-1060. doi: 10.1111/medu.13390

Kerse, N., Teh, R., Moyes, S. A., Dyall, L., Wiles, J. L., Kepa, M., … Wilkinson, T., … Keeling, S., … Jatrana, S., & Lumley, T. (2016). Socioeconomic correlates of quality of life for non-Māori in advanced age: Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia ora Tonu. Life and living in advanced age: A cohort study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ). New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1441), 18-32. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilkinson, T. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2016). Selection into medical school: From tools to domains. BMC Medical Education, 16, 258. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0779-x

Hanger, C., Geddes, J., Wilkinson, T., Lee, M., Pearson, S., Butler, A., & Badami, K. (2016). Improving the use and timeliness of anticoagulation reversal for warfarin related intracranial haemorrhage. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1445), 35-49. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilkinson, T. J., McKenzie, J. M., Ali, A. N., Rudland, J., Carter, F. A., & Bell, C. J. (2016). Identifying medical students at risk of underperformance from significant stressors. BMC Medical Education, 16, 43. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0565-9

Bell, C., Carter, F., Boden, J., Wilkinson, T., McKenzie, J., & Ali, A. (2016). Psychological impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on university staff. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1430), 18-28. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Carter, F. A., Bell, C. J., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J. M., Boden, J. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2016). Predictors of psychological resilience amongst medical students following major earthquakes. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1434), 17-22. Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Shulruf, B., Wilkinson, T., Weller, J., Jones, P., & Poole, P. (2016). Insights into the Angoff method: Results from a simulation study. BMC Medical Education, 16, 134. doi: 10.1186/s12909-016-0656-7

Nanayakkara, W. S., Skidmore, P. M. L., O'Brien, L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2016). Efficacy of the low FODMAP diet for treating irritable bowel syndrome: The evidence to date. Clinical & Experimental Gastroenterology, 9, 131-142. doi: 10.2147/CEG.S86798

Desrosiers, J., Wilkinson, T., Abel, G., & Pitama, S. (2016). Curricular initiatives that enhance student knowledge and perceptions of sexual and gender minority groups: A critical interpretive synthesis. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 7(2), e121-e138.

Shulruf, B., Poole, P., Jones, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2015). The Objective Borderline Method: A probabilistic method for standard setting. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(3), 420-438. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2014.918088

Wilkinson, T. J., Hudson, J. N., McColl, G. J., Hu, W. C. Y., Jolly, B. C., & Schuwirth, L. W. T. (2015). Medical school benchmarking: From tools to programmes. Medical Teacher, 37(2), 146-152. doi: 10.3109/0142159x.2014.932902

McKimm, J., & Wilkinson, T. (2015). "Doctors on the move": Exploring professionalism in the light of cultural transitions. Medical Teacher, 37(9), 837-843. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1044953

Carter, F. A., Bell, C. J., Ali, A. N., McKenzie, J., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2014). The impact of major earthquakes on the psychological functioning of medical students: A Christchurch, New Zealand study. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1398). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Annear, M. J., Cushman, G., Gidlow, B., Keeling, S., Wilkinson, T., & Hopkins, H. (2014). A place for visual research methods in the field of leisure studies? Evidence from two studies of older adults’ active leisure. Leisure Studies, 33(6), 618-643. doi: 10.1080/02614367.2013.841743

Teh, R., Kerse, N., Kepa, M., Doughty, R. N., Moyes, S., Wiles, J., … Wilkinson, T., … Dyall, L. (2014). Self-rated health, health-related behaviours and medical conditions of Māori and non-Māori in advanced age: LiLACS NZ. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1397). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hanger, H. C., Wills, K. L., & Wilkinson, T. (2014). Classification of falls in stroke rehabilitation: Not all falls are the same. Clinical Rehabilitation, 28(2), 183-195. doi: 10.1177/0269215513496801

Annear, M., Keeling, S., Wilkinson, T., Cushman, G., Gidlow, B., & Hopkins, H. (2014). Environmental influences on healthy and active ageing: A systematic review. Ageing & Society, 34(4), 590-622. doi: 10.1017/S0144686X1200116X

Wilkinson, T. J., & Walsh, K. (2014). The cost and value of workplace-based learning. Education for Primary Care, 25(3), 125-128.

Dyall, L., Kēpa, M., Teh, R., Mules, R., Moyes, S. A., Wham, C., … Wilkinson, T., Keeling, S., … Jatrana, S., & Kerse, N. (2014). Cultural and social factors and quality of life of Māori in advanced age. Te puawaitanga o ngā tapuwae kia ora tonu: Life and living in advanced age: A cohort study in New Zealand (LiLACS NZ). New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Annear, M., Keeling, S., & Wilkinson, T. (2014). Participatory and evidence-based recommendations for urban redevelopment following natural disasters: Older adults as policy advisers. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(1), 43-49. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12053

Heppenstall, C. P., Keeling, S., Hanger, H. C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2014). Perceived factors which shape decision-making around the time of residential care admission in older adults: A qualitative study. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33(1), 9-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00644.x

Parker, J. E., Hudson, B., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2014). Influences on final year medical students' attitudes to general practice as a career. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(1), 56-63.

Wilkinson, T. J., Ali, A. N., Bell, C. J., Carter, F. A., Frampton, C. M., & McKenzie, J. M. (2013). The impact of learning environment disruption on medical student performance. Medical Education, 47(2), 210-213. doi: 10.1111/medu.12065

Wilkinson, T. M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2013). Preparation courses for a medical admissions test: Effectiveness contrasts with opinion. Medical Education, 47(4), 417-424. doi: 10.1111/medu.12124

Teh, R., Doughty, R., Connolly, M., Broad, J., Pillai, A., Wilkinson, T., … Jatrana, S., … Kerse, N. (2013). Agreement between self-reports and medical records of cardiovascular disease in octogenarians. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 66(10), 1135-1143. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2013.05.001

Heppenstall, C. P., Wilkinson, T. J., Hanger, H. C., Dhanak, M. R., & Keeling, S. (2013). Impacts of the emergency mass evacuation of the elderly from residential care facilities after the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Disaster Medicine & Public Health Preparedness, 7(4), 419-423. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2013.47

Shulruf, B., Turner, R., Poole, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2013). The Objective Borderline method (OBM): A probability-based model for setting up an objective pass/fail cut-off score in medical programme assessments. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 18(2), 231-244. doi: 10.1007/s10459-012-9367-y

Hanger, H. C., Geddes, J. A. A., Wilkinson, T. J., Lee, M., & Baker, A. E. (2013). Warfarin-related intracerebral haemorrhage: Better outcomes when reversal includes prothrombin complex concentrates. Internal Medicine Journal, 43(3), 308-316. doi: 10.1111/imj.12034

Rudland, J., Wilkinson, T., Wearn, A., Nicol, P., Tunny, T., Owen, C., & O'Keefe, M. (2013). A student-centred feedback model for educators. Clinical Teacher, 10(2), 99-102. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-498X.2012.00634.x

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