Ms Jo Cockerill
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Ms Jo Cockerill

Market Insight Officer

Planning & Analytics

Biography

Biography

I joined the Market Insight Team in the Planning & Analytics Office in August 2020. 

Prior to this I spent 16 years across a number of roles in medicine and dentistry, being an assessment psychometrician from 2015-2020 within the Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Psychometrics Team. In this role I contributed to providing rigorous and evidence-informed psychometric/statistical analysis and support for the evaluation and quality assurance of assessment data across a number of faculty programmes. Analysing assessment data, applying standard setting methods, producing reports and supporting research were all key parts of this role.

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

I have provided some teaching of statistical methods on the BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography programme.

Research

Research

Research interests

Anything related to assessment data generated from medical and dental programme assessments, including the challenge of achieving an acceptable level of reliability in ISCE assessments.

Publications

Publications

Journals

Qazi, H.S., Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Raja, U., & Ataullah, K. (2021) Self-perceived Competence of New Dental Graduates in Pakistan - A multi-institution Study. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal. 71(3) 739-743

Ali, K., Hanks, S., & Cockerill, J. (2021) What is the value of simulated patient assessment in structured clinical examinations of undergraduate students and how should it be used? European Journal of Dental Education DOI Open access

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Bennett, J.H., Belfield, L., & Tredwin, C. (2020) Transfer of Basic Sciences Knowledge in a Problem‐Based Learning Curriculum. European Journal of Dental Education, DOI Open access

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Tredwin, C., & Ferguson, C. (2018) Impact of Progress testing on the learning experiences of students in medicine, dentistry and dental therapy. BMC Medical Education 18, 253-253 DOI Open access

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D., Qazi, H.S., Raja, U., & Ataullah, K. (2018) Self-perceived preparedness of final year dental students in a developing country-A multi-institution study. European Journal of Dental Education 22, (4) e745-e750 DOI Open access

Zahra, D., Robinson, I.M., Roberts, M.J., Coombes, L., Cockerill, J., & Burr, S.A. (2017) Rigour in moderation processes is more important than the choice of method. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 42(7) 1159-1167.

Conference Papers

Kelly, A., Cockerill, J., Roberts, M. & Gale, T. (2019) Patients as summative assessors of communication skills – what difference do they make? Presented at the EBMA Annual Conference on Assessment in Medical Education, 9 November, Lodz, Poland.

Ali, K., Cockerill, J., Zahra, D. & Ferguson, C. (2018) Do students on different programmes use different resources to prepare for the Progress Test? Presented at the EBMA Looking Ahead in Progress Testing Conference, 22 June, Exeter, UK.

Zahra, D. & Cockerill, J. (2018) Understanding Standard Setting. Workshop provided at the Academy of Medical Educators 'Applied Principles of Assessment in Clinical and Healthcare Education (APACHE)' event, 3-4 July, Cardiff Medical School, UK.

Cockerill, J. & Zahra, D. (2018) Developing a Robust Post-test Process. Workshop provided at the Academy of Medical Educators ‘Applied Principles of Assessment in Clinical and Healthcare Education (APACHE)' event, 3-4 July, Cardiff Medical School, UK.

Cockerill, J., Roberts, M.J., Gabe-Thomas, E., & Zahra, D. (2017) Exploring the use of item statistics based on negatively marked scores and dichotomised scores. Presented at the Association for the Study of Medical Education annual conference, 21-22 June, Exeter, UK.

Posters

Cockerill, J., Gabe-Thomas, E., Ferguson, C., Zahra, D. & Roberts, M. (2016) A tool to help ensure coverage of the assessment blueprint in multiple choice assessments. Presented at the European Board of Medical Assessors conference, 14-15 October, Exeter, UK.