Dr Koshila Kumar

Senior Lecturer (Clinical Education Development)

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Health Sciences (5E 221.5)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Koshila is passionate about supporting health and social care professionals (across professions, disciplines, sectors and settings) to extend their capabilities as educators, educational scholars and educational leaders. This informs what she does in her role as Course Coordinator of the postgraduate programs in clinical education at Flinders University, and her work as an educator, researcher, research supervisor, and quality improver.

Koshila's research focuses on capacity building/faculty development in health professions education and she has a particular interest in examining how curriculum and pedagogy can be improved to support capacity building,

Koshila is the current Membership Secretary and Committee of Management member for the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE), an Associate Editor for BMC Medical Education, and peer reviewer for a range of health professions education journals. Koshila is a Fellow of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators.


PhD, The University of Sydney

Master of Arts (Education) (Hons), The University of Auckland

Bachelor of Arts (Educational Psychology), The University of Auckland.

Honours, awards and grants
  • 2019: Fellow, Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE)
  • 2016: Choice Critics Award for exceptional contribution as a peer reviewer, Medical Education
  • 2016: Vice Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching (Team Award-Master of Clinical Education), Flinders University
  • 2015: Executive Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching (Team Award-Master of Clinical Education), Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • 2010 - 2012: University of Sydney Postgraduate Scholarship (UPA)
Key responsibilities
  • Strategic educational leadership
  • Teaching program coordination
  • Educational quality improvement
  • Mentoring and staff capacity building
Teaching interests

As a generalist, Koshila has a broad range of teaching interests and expertise including:

  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Educational research methods
  • Interprofessional learning and education
  • Educational theory
Topic coordinator
HLED9113A Research Project in Clinical Education 1
HLED9113B Research Project in Clinical Education 2
Supervisory interests
Career development
Clinical education
Curriculum development
Education, health, curriculum development
Faculty development
Health professional education
Interprofessional collaboration
Interprofessional education
Medical education, teaching and learning
Medical student career choice
Medical student education
Professional identity
Qualitative research
Student selection and admissions
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Paramedic Education (1), Workforce preparedness in allied health (1)
Associate supervisor: Social accountability in health professions education (1)
Associate supervisor: Health Professions Education (2)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Mark Neill

ANZAHPE Post-Graduate Student Prize in Health Professional Education - MAR 2015

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