Dr Koshila Kumar

Senior Lecturer (Clinical Education Development)

Prideaux Ctr for Res in Hlth Professions Education

place Flinders Medical Centre (5E 221.5)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Koshila is a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of the postgraduate programs in clinical education at Flinders University. She provides academic and strategic educational leadership in supporting the capacity building of health professionals as educators, educational scholars and change agents.

Koshila is an experienced qualitative researcher and has sustained a broad program of research and develpment work on capacity building/faculty development in health professions education. Her sustained contribution to the health professions education field has been recognised via the award of a Fellowship from the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) which is the peak regional body for those involved in education and training in the health and social care professions.

Koshila is an longstanding and activie contributor to the health professions education community nationally and internationally, through her roles as Membership Secretary and Committee of Management member for the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE), role as Associate Editor for BMC Medical Education, and peer reviewer work.


2013: PhD, The University of Sydney

2003: Master of Arts (Education) (Hons), The University of Auckland

2000: 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
  • Leading continuous quality improvement in health professions education
  • Mentoring and capacity building in health professions education
Teaching interests
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Interprofessional learning and education
  • Educational theories
Topic coordinator
HLED9113A Research Project in Clinical Education 1
HLED9113B Research Project in Clinical Education 2
Supervisory interests
Career development
Clinical education
Complexity theory
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: Interprofessional education (1), Paramedic Education (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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