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Professor Tim Wilkinson

Tim WilkinsonDeputy Dean, University of Otago, Christchurch

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

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

Email tim.wilkinson@otago.ac.nz

Current roles

  • Deputy Dean, University of Otago, Christchurch
  • Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
  • Consultant physician in geriatric medicine, Canterbury District Health Board

Awards

  • University of Otago, Christchurch, Gold medal for research excellence, 2019
  • 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. J. (2022). Four ways to get a grip on making robust decisions from workplace-based assessments. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 13(3), 43-46. doi: 10.36834/cmej.73361

Lay-Yee, R., Milne, B. J., Wright-St Clair, V., Broad, J., Wilkinson, T., Connolly, M., … Kerse, N. (2022). Prevalence of loneliness and its association with general and health-related measures of subjective well-being in a longitudinal bicultural cohort of older adults in advanced age living in New Zealand: LiLACS NZ. Journals of Gerontology Series B. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbac087

Thillainadesan, J., Le Couteur, D. G., Haq, I., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). When I say… microlearning. Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.14848

Daly, M., Lucas, G., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Learning, judgement and workforce tensions impact failure to fail in a medical postgraduate setting: A supervisor perspective. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2058385

Rudland, J. R., Jaye, C., Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Identifying stressor criteria that hinder or challenge junior clinical medical student learning. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2058382

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.

Authored Book - Other

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

Authored Book - Other

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.

Authored 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.

Edited Book - Other

Hays, R. B., Malau-Aduli, B. S., Wilkinson, T. J., & van der Vleuten, C. P. M. (2022). Quality assurance of assessment during major disruptions. In B. Malau-Aduli, R. Hays & C. van der Vleuten (Eds.), Understanding assessment in medical education through quality assurance. (pp. 246-260). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Chapter in Book - Research

Wilkinson, T. J., & Nadarajah, V. D. (2022). Assuring equivalence of assessments across settings. In B. Malau-Aduli, R. Hays & C. van der Vleuten (Eds.), Understanding assessment in medical education through quality assurance. (pp. 190-216). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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.

Chapter in Book - Research

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].

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

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.

Chapter in Book - Other

Carr, S. E., Wearn, A., Canny, B. J., Carmody, D., Balmer, D., Celenza, A., … Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). When the wheels fall off: Medical students' experiences of interrupted academic progression. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2055455

Journal - Research Article

Daly, M., Lucas, G., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Learning, judgement and workforce tensions impact failure to fail in a medical postgraduate setting: A supervisor perspective. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2058385

Journal - Research Article

Hanger, H. C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Low-impact (compliant) flooring and staff injuries. Disability & Rehabilitation, 44(7), 1136-1140. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1786174

Journal - Research Article

Hu, W. C. Y., Dillon, H. C. B., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Educators as judges: Applying judicial decision-making principles to high-stakes education assessment decisions. Teaching & Learning in Medicine. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2022.2038176

Journal - Research Article

Keelan, K., Wilkinson, T., Pitama, S., & Lacey, C. (2022). Exploring elderly Māori experiences of aged residential care using a kaupapa Māori research paradigm: Methodological considerations. AlterNative, 18(1), 67-74. doi: 10.1177/11771801221086323

Journal - Research Article

Lay-Yee, R., Milne, B. J., Wright-St Clair, V., Broad, J., Wilkinson, T., Connolly, M., … Kerse, N. (2022). Prevalence of loneliness and its association with general and health-related measures of subjective well-being in a longitudinal bicultural cohort of older adults in advanced age living in New Zealand: LiLACS NZ. Journals of Gerontology Series B. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbac087

Journal - Research Article

Rudland, J. R., Jaye, C., Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2022). Identifying stressor criteria that hinder or challenge junior clinical medical student learning. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2058382

Journal - Research Article

Abey-Nesbit, R., Schluter, P. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Thwaites, J. H., Berry, S. D., Allore, H., & Jamieson, H. A. (2021). Risk factors for injuries in New Zealand older adults with complex needs: A national population retrospective study. BMC Geriatrics, 21, 630. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02576-1

Journal - Research Article

Alamri, Y. A., Monasterio, E., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Factors predictive of medical student involvement in research: Results from a New Zealand institution. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 12, 183-187. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S284117

Journal - Research Article

Alamri, Y., Monasterio, E., Beckert, L., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation as drivers for early engagement in research by medical students. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 12, 189-194. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S295909

Journal - Research Article

Bothara, R. K., Tafuna'i, M., Wilkinson, T. J., Desrosiers, J., Jack, S., Pattemore, P. K., Walls, T., Sopoaga, F., Murdoch, D. R., & Miller, A. P. (2021). Global health classroom: Mixed methods evaluation of an interinstitutional model for reciprocal global health learning among Samoan and New Zealand medical students. Globalization & Health, 17, 99. doi: 10.1186/s12992-021-00755-8

Journal - Research Article

Heeneman, S., de Jong, L. H., Dawson, L. J., Wilkinson, T. J., Ryan, A., Tait, G. R., … van der Vleuten, C. P. M. (2021). Ottawa 2020 consensus statement for programmatic assessment 1: Agreement on the principles. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1957088

Journal - Research Article

Landers, A., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Spiralled palliative care curriculum aligned with international guidelines improves self-efficacy but not attitudes: Education intervention study. Advances in Medical Education & Practice, 12, 1531-1538. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S338697

Journal - Research Article

Mee, H. J., Hanger, H. C., Wilkinson, T., Beharry, J. M., & Wu, T. (2021). Anticoagulant-related intracranial haemorrhage: Time to anticoagulant reversal improving but still slower than thrombolysis for ischaemic stroke. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1529), 69-79. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

O'Brien, L., Wall, C. L., Wilkinson, T. J., & Gearry, R. B. (2021). What are the pearls and pitfalls of the dietary management for chronic diarrhoea? Nutrients, 13, 1393. doi: 10.3390/nu13051393

Journal - Research Article

Poole, P., Van Lier, D., Verstappen, A., Bagg, W., Connell, C. J. W., Nixon, G., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). How rural is rural? The relationship between rural background of medical students and their career location intentions. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 29(3), 363-372. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12743

Journal - Research Article

Rudland, J. R., Jaye, C., Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Relationships among perceived learning, challenge and affect in a clinical context. BMC Medical Education, 21(1), 169. doi: 10.1186/s12909-021-02574-2

Journal - Research Article

Ryan, A. T., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Rethinking assessment design: Evidence informed strategies to boost educational impact in the anatomical sciences. Anatomical Sciences Education, 13(3), 361-367. doi: 10.1002/ase.2075

Journal - Research Article

Torre, D., Rice, N. E., Ryan, A., Bok, H., Dawson, L. J., Bierer, B., Wilkinson, T. J., … van der Vleuten, C. (2021). Ottawa 2020 consensus statements for programmatic assessment 2: Implementation and practice. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159x.2021.1956681

Journal - Research Article

Tweed, M., & Wilkinson, T. (2021). Making accommodations for medical students' long-term conditions in assessments: An action research guided approach. Medical Teacher. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/0142159x.2021.2004305

Journal - Research Article

Tweed, M., Desrosiers, J., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2021). Randomised controlled trial of students access to resources in an examination. Medical Education, 55, 951-960. doi: 10.1111/medu.14534

Journal - Research Article

Alamri, Y., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2020). Career outcomes of students of an intercalated MBChB/PhD: Experience from New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1508), 85-91. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Ali, A., Anakin, M., Tweed, M. J., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2020). Towards a definition of distinction in professionalism. Teaching & Learning in Medicine, 32(2), 126-138. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2019.1705826

Journal - Research Article

Ellis, P. M., Wilkinson, T. J., & Hu, W. C.-Y. (2020). Differences between medical school and PGY1 learning outcomes: An explanation for new graduates not being “work ready”? Medical Teacher, 42(9), 1043-1050. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1782865

Journal - Research Article

Lord, S., Moyes, S., Teh, R., Port, W., Muru-Lanning, M., Bacon, C. J., Wilkinson, T., & Kerse, N. (2020). Gait, cognition and falls over 5 years, and motoric cognitive risk in New Zealand octogenarians: Te Puāwaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ. BMC Geriatrics, 20, 43. doi: 10.1186/s12877-020-1420-8

Journal - Research Article

O'Brien, L., Skidmore, P., Wall, C., Wilkinson, T., Muir, J., Frampton, C., & Gearry, R. (2020). A low FODMAP diet is nutritionally adequate and therapeutically efficacious in community dwelling older adults with chronic diarrhoea. Nutrients, 12(10), 3002. doi: 10.3390/nu12103002

Journal - Research Article

Rudland, J. R., Golding, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2020). The stress paradox: How stress can be good for learning. Medical Education, 54(1), 40-45. doi: 10.1111/medu.13830

Journal - Research Article

Rudland, J., Tweed, M., Jaye, C., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2020). Medical student learner neglect in the clinical learning environment: Applying Glaser's theoretical model. Medical Education, 55(4), 471-477. doi: 10.1111/medu.14424

Journal - Research Article

Smith-Han, K., Collins, E., Asil, M., Gamble Blakey, A., Anderson, L., Berryman, E., & Wilkinson, T. J. (2020). Measuring exposure to bullying and harassment in health professional students in a clinical workplace environment: Evaluating the psychometric properties of the clinical workplace learning NAQ-R scale. Medical Teacher, 42(7), 813-821. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2020.1746249

Journal - Research Article

Tweed, M., Purdie, G., & Wilkinson, T. (2020). Defining and tracking medical student self-monitoring using multiple-choice question item certainty. BMC Medical Education, 20, 344. doi: 10.1186/s12909-020-02250-x

Journal - Research Article

van Schalkwyk, S., O'Brien, B. C., van der Vleuten, C., Wilkinson, T. J., Meyers, I., Schmutz, A. M. S., & Varpio, L. (2020). Exploring perspectives on health professions education scholarship units from sub-Saharan Africa. Perspectives on Medical Education, 9, 359-366. doi: 10.1007/s40037-020-00619-8

Journal - Research Article

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