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Professor Tim Wilkinson

Tim WilkinsonMB ChB Programme Director  (Otago Medical School)

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

Education Unit
University of Otago, Christchurch
PO Box 4345
Christchurch
New Zealand

Email tim.wilkinson@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 378 6272

Current roles

Otago Medical School

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

Wilkinson, T., & Meeks, M. (2019). Learning and assessing professionalism using simulation. In K. Forrest & J. McKimm (Eds.), Healthcare simulation at a glance. (1st ed.) (pp. 60-61). Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wells, C. I., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). Publication in a medical student journal predicts short- and long-term academic success: a matched-cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 271. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1704-x

Pinnock, R., Anakin, M., Lawrence, J., Chignell, H., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). Identifying developmental features in student's clinical reasoning to inform teaching. Medical Teacher, 41(3), 297-302. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1463433

Rudland, J. R., Golding, C., Jaye, C., Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). Student belief about the value of challenge. Clinical Teacher, 16(4), 390-394. doi: 10.1111/tct.13081

Sopoaga, F., Crampton, P., Wilkinson, T., & Zaharic, T. (2019). Two decades in the making: Reflecting on an approach to increase the participation and success of Pacific students at the Otago Medical School in New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(3), 128-138. doi: 10.26635/phd.2019.608

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., & Meeks, M. (2019). Learning and assessing professionalism using simulation. In K. Forrest & J. McKimm (Eds.), Healthcare simulation at a glance. (1st ed.) (pp. 60-61). Oxford, UK: John Wiley & Sons.

Kenwright, D. N., & Wilkinson, T. (2018). Quality in medical education. In T. Swanwick, K. Forrest & B. C. O'Brien (Eds.), Understanding medical education: Evidence, theory, and practice. (3rd ed.) (pp. 101-110). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Golding, C., Wilkinson, T., & Gamble Blakey, A. (2018). Cultivating critical thinkers. In C. Delany & E. Molloy (Eds.), Learning and teaching in clinical contexts: A practical guide. (1st ed.) (pp. 29-44). Sydney, Australia: Elsevier.

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

Wilkinson, T. J. (2018). Signage. In E. A. Capezuti, M. L. Malone, D. S. Gardner, A. Khan & S. L. Baumann (Eds.), Encyclopedia of elder care: The comprehensive resource on geriatric health and social care. (4th ed.) New York, NY: Springer. [Encyclopaedia/Dictionary Entry].

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

Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wells, C. I., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). Publication in a medical student journal predicts short- and long-term academic success: a matched-cohort study. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 271. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1704-x

Sopoaga, F., Crampton, P., Wilkinson, T., & Zaharic, T. (2019). Two decades in the making: Reflecting on an approach to increase the participation and success of Pacific students at the Otago Medical School in New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(3), 128-138. doi: 10.26635/phd.2019.608

Rudland, J. R., Golding, C., Jaye, C., Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2019). Student belief about the value of challenge. Clinical Teacher, 16(4), 390-394. doi: 10.1111/tct.13081

Pinnock, R., Anakin, M., Lawrence, J., Chignell, H., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). Identifying developmental features in student's clinical reasoning to inform teaching. Medical Teacher, 41(3), 297-302. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1463433

Abey-Nesbit, R., Schluter, P. J., Wilkinson, T., Thwaites, J. H., Berry, S. D., & Jamieson, H. A. (2019). Risk factors for hip fracture in New Zealand older adults seeking home care services: A national population cross-sectional study. BMC Geriatrics, 19, 93. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1107-1

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). "They cared about us students:" Learning from exemplar clinical teaching environments. BMC Medical Education, 19, 119. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1551-9

Alamri, Y., Currie, W., Magner, K., Al-Busaidi, I. S., Wilkinson, T. J., & Beckert, L. (2019). Publication rates of, and attitudes toward, summer research projects: 10-year experience from a single institution in New Zealand. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 10, 263-271. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S198789

Gamble Blakey, A., Smith-Han, K., Anderson, L., Collins, E., Berryman, E. K., & Wilkinson, T. (2019). It's 'probably the teacher!' A strategic framework for clinical staff engagement in clinical student bullying intervention. BMC Medical Education, 19(1), 116. doi: 10.1186/s12909-019-1552-8

Teh, R. O., Menzies, O. H., Connolly, M. J., Doughty, R. N., Wilkinson, T. J., Pillai, A., … Kerse, N. (2018). Patterns of multi-morbidity and prediction of hospitalisation and all-cause mortality in advanced age. Age & Ageing, 47(2), 261-268. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afx184

Kent, M., Verstappen, A., Wilkinson, T., & Poole, P. (2018). Keeping them interested: A national study of factors that change medical student interest in working rurally. Rural & Remote Health, 18(4), 4872. doi: 10.22605/rrh4872

Heppenstall, C. P., Hanger, H. C., Wilkinson, T. J., & Dhanak, M. (2018). Telephone discharge support for frail, vulnerable older people discharged from hospital: Impact on readmission rates: Participant and general practitioner feedback. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(2), 107-112. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12477

Shulruf, B., Bagg, W., Begun, M., Hay, M., Lichtwark, I., Turnock, A., … Wilkinson, T. J., & Poole, P. J. (2018). The efficacy of medical student selection tools in Australia and New Zealand. Medical Journal of Australia, 208(5), 214-218. doi: 10.5694/mja17.00400

Sopoaga, F., van der Meer, J., Nada-Raja, S., Wilkinson, T., & Jutel, S. (2018). Mental health and wellbeing of Pacific students starting University in New Zealand. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(2), 71-79.

Links, M. J., Wilkinson, T., & Campbell, C. (2018). Discourses of professionalism: Metaphors, theory and practice. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1442565

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

Connolly, M. J., Kerse, N., Wilkinson, T., Menzies, O., Rolleston, A., Chong, Y. H., … Jatrana, S., & Teh, R. (2017). Testosterone in advance age: A New Zealand longitudinal cohort study: Life and Living in Advanced Age (Te Puāwaitanga o Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu). BMJ Open, 7, e016572. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016572

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, 43. doi: 10.1186/s12909-017-0879-2

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, 39(9), 959-966. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1332363

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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