Daniel Zahra

Academic profile

Dr Daniel Zahra

Associate Professor of Assessment and Psychometrics
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Daniel's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 05: SDG 5 - Gender EqualityGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 10: SDG 10 - Reduced InequalitiesGoal 16: SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

About Daniel

I am currently Associate Professor of Assessment and Psychometrics at the University of Plymouth Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (Faculty of Health), supporting assessment and research across all medical and dental programmes.

Working alongside amazing colleagues, I am involved in a diverse range of projects across three broad themes; assessment, equality, and integration, combining my interests in psychology, philosophy, and education. My recent work, interests, and publications can be found at https://daniel-zahra.com

Supervised Research Degrees

Consulting and specialist analysis and design supervision for, among others:

Sebastian Stevens’ ‘Exploring the influence of social relationships on multisource feedback assessments for UK General Practitioners: A Social Network Analysis’ (2021)

Rebecca Baines’ ‘Can the value and acceptability of a patient feedback tool for revalidating psychiatrists be improved for both patients and psychiatrists through its co-production? An action research approach.’ (2021)

Nicole Thomas’ ‘Autism and Primary Care Dentistry: parents’ experiences of taking children with autism for dental examinations’ (2022)


I mostly employ my skills an expertise in the teaching of statistics and research methods across the programmes in the medical and dental schools, but am also involved in teaching related to my psychology background as well.

My pedagogic interests included all aspects of integrated educational and the benefits and challenges of such undertakings; assessment, standard setting, formats, delivery, the underlying assumptions; and widening participation, equality of access, encouraging participation across higher education and beyond.

Contact Daniel

C203b, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586827