Dr. Timothy, J. Wood

Dr. Timothy J Wood
Dr. Timothy J. Wood
Full Professor, Department of Innovation in Medical Education



Timothy J. Wood received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology from McMaster University, followed by a one-year post-doc with the Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD) at McMaster. He spent 12 years with the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) as a manager, where he collaborated on many MCC development projects, including computer and web-based examinations, a national OSCE, examination result reporting, scoring support to the examinations, and research-related activities. Dr. Wood’s research interests include improving quality assurance measures for the assessment of learners, developing tools to assess the impact of educational interventions, and improvements in the assessment of clinical skills. Of particular research interest is the role of rater cognition especially around the influence of first impressions in the judgments that raters make.

Dr. Wood is a deputy editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education and an associate editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. He has served on the executive board for the Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME), the Scientific Planning Committee for the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME), and was the Chair of the CCME Abstract selection committee and the DIME Health Professions Education Research grant. Dr. Wood is currently the Director of Student Assessment and Faculty Evaluation (SAFE) for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, and the Director of DIME’s Healthcare Education Scholars Program.