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Tehmina Gladman, Education Unit

Tehmina Gladman ImageBA(Psych), PGDip(Ed), MSc(Psych), PhD(Exp Psych)

Education Adviser

Tehmina started in the field of Experimental Psychology and taught for many years, developing an interest in technology and staff development. Before becoming the Education Adviser, she had the role of eLearning Facilitator, working with staff to develop their use of elearning tools to enhance teaching and learning. Tehmina now works with staff on a range of educational matters including the planning, development, delivery, assessment, and evaluation of courses; professional development; research with an educational focus; and confirmation pathway processes.

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Research and Interests

Tehmina's doctoral work in social psychology led her to an interest in how and why students learn, in particular, what motivates students to learn in challenging environments.

Tehmina has several research interests including:

  • influences on academic motivation in high achieving students
  • curation of teaching and learning tools to support students in clinical environments
  • using extended reality to increase student self-efficacy

Tehmina is interested in working with postgraduate students with interests in student self-efficacy, self-determination theory, and more generally academic motivation or student engagement in learning. She would also be interested in working with students with an interest in how technology may be used to support teaching and learning. Please contact her directly.


Kane, P., Gladman, T., Stein, S., & Timmermans, J. A. (2022). Investigating New Zealand radiation therapy student perceptions about their degree curriculum. BMC Medical Education, 22, 892. doi: 10.1186/s12909-022-03973-9

Liu, Q., Geertshuis, S., Gladman, T., & Grainger, R. (2022). Can video production projects teach students anything: A scoping review of health professions education literature. In E. Heinrich, A. Jolley & L. Rowan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference. (pp. 49-50). HERDSA Aotearoa/New Zealand. [Abstract]

Kane, P., Gladman, T., Stein, S., & Timmermans, J. (2022). Exploring the Bachelor of Radiation Therapy curriculum: A student perspective. Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology (NZIMRT) Annual National Conference. Retrieved from

Gladman, T., & Grainger, R. (2022). Cultural historical activity and the complexity of health professions education. Medical Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/medu.14913

McCullough, O., Gladman, T., Li, H., & Grainger, R. (2022). Musculoskeletal examination skills mobile apps: What is available and user-informed design improvements. Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 112. [Abstract]