Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram PhD
Scientist - The Wilson Centre
Assistant Professor - Department of Family & Community Medicine
University of Toronto
Dr. Kulasegaram (Mahan)'s research examines educational assessment from both a psychometric and cognitive perspective. His work aims to advance assessment theory and practice by conceptualizing assessment as an instructional and advancement opportunity. This involves reexamining the entire context of assessment - the objectives, process, tools, learners, and raters - from theoretical perspectives informed by cognitive theory and best evidence on measurement. His other interests also include the role of working memory in decision making and learning in healthcare as well as the application of cognitive theory to instructional design and practice. Additionally, he dabbles in applying novel and advanced statistical methods to large data sets.
Mahan joined the Wilson Centre in 2013. Previously, he was a graduate fellow from 2009-2013 and a post-doctoral fellow in 2013. He completed his PhD in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in the Program for Educational Research & Development at McMaster University in 2013. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and is the Evaluation Scientist in Undergraduate Medical Education.