Dr Jolanta Kisielewska

Dr Jolanta Kisielewska

Associate Professor of Medical Education

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Associate Professor of Medical Education
BMBS Medical Knowledge Module Lead
Lead in nutrition
Co-lead in physiology
Academic Tutor
Small group (EBL) facilitator


Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (2018)Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, Plymouth University
PhD in Agricultural Sciences (Physiology), Academy of Agriculture and Technology, Olsztyn, Poland
MSc in Agricultural Sciences (Genetics), Academy of Agriculture and Technology, Olsztyn, Poland

Roles on external bodies

School Representative to MSCAA
External Examiner


Teaching interests

BMBS PhysiologyBMBS Nutrition, 
Radiography and Physician Associate PG programme
Small group facilitator (EBL), 
Student Selected Component facilitator 


Research interests

1. For 2018-2021, co-researcher from UoP for European Erasmus +project “ Development of online international adaptive progress testing (OIAPT)” alongside Thomas Gale and Steven Burr.
2. 2016_2018, co-researcher in an inter-faculty project, led by Dr Kamran Ali, on “Impact of Learning Disabilities on the Performance of Students in Healthcare Education”. I led medical programme part of this research. This research has been presented at Association of Dental Research meeting in Vancouver in June 2019.
3. 2017-2018, J.Kisielewska, D.Zahra, E.Gabe-Thomas, “Impact of students’ engagement with online formative medical knowledge tests (AMK) on their academic performance”.
4. 2016-2017,J. Kisielewska, D.Zahra, E.Gabe-Thomas: two interdisciplinary projects related to improving students’ academic performance in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpreting skills: “Factors that determine students’ engagement in ECG interpretation skills formative assessment” and “To what extend does engagement in formative assessment improve ECG summative assessment performance”. 


Jolanta Kisielewska, Paul Millin, Neil Rice, Jose Miguel Pego, Steven Burr, Michal Nowakowski, Thomas Gale. Medical students' perceptions of a novel international adaptive progress test. (2023) Education and Information Technologies, October 2023, https://mededpublish.org/articles/13-221/v1

Burr SA, Gale T, Kisielewska J, Millin P, Pêgo JMGM, Pinter G, Robinson IM, Zahra D, A narrative review of adaptive testing and its application to medical education, (2023), MedEdPublish 2023, 13:221

Burr Steven, Kisielewska Jolanta, Zahra Daniel, Hodgins Ian, Robinson Iain, Millin Paul, Gale Thomas, Santos Nuno, Pêgo José Miguel. (2022). Personalising knowledge assessments to remove compensation and thereby improve preparation for safe practice - developing content adaptive progress testing. 10.21203/rs.3.rs-1977511/v1.

Rice N., Pêgo José.Miguel., Collares C.F., Kisielewska J. & Gale T., The development and implementation of a computer adaptive progress test across European countries, Computers and Education: Artificial Intelligence (2022), volume 3, 2022,100083 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.caeai.2022.100083

Peter J. Gillespie, Jolanta Kisielewska, Mohammed Al Mamun, Guennadi Khoudoli, Kevin Creavin, Alan J. Score, J. Julian Blow, High levels of origin licensing during Xenopus cleavage divisions ensures complete and timely genome duplication. 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.12.464070

Ali, K, Venkatasami, N, Zahra, D, Brookes, Z, Kisielewska, J. Evaluation of sepsis teaching for medical and dental students at a British University. Eur J Dent Educ. 2021; 296-301: volume 26,issue 2 https://doi.org/10.1111/eje.12702

Burr S, Martin T, Edwards J, Ferguson C, Gilbert K, Gray C, Hill A, Hosking J, Johnstone K, Kisielewska J, Milsom C, Moyes S, Rigby-Jones A, Robinson I, Toms N, Watson H, Zahra D “Standard setting anchor statements: a double crossover trial of two different methods” MedEdPublish 10, [1], 32, https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2021.000032.1

Ali, K. , Kisielewska, J. , Subhan, F. and Tredwin, C. (2019), How Does Dyslexia Impact on the Educational Experiences of Healthcare Students? A Qualitative Study. Eur J Dent Educ. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/eje.12479

Ley T, Kisielewska J, Collett T, Burr S (2019) Improving communication for learning with students: expectations, feedback and feedforward, MedEdPublish, 8, [1], 14, doi:https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2019.000014.1

 Kisielewska J and Whitaker M (2014) Developmental Biology of the sea urchin and other marine invertebrate model systems. Regulation of DNA synthesis at the first cell cycle in the sea urchin in vivo. Methods in Molecular Biology,2014; 1128:223-36.

Kisielewska J,Blow JJ. (2012) Dynamic interactions of high Cdt1 and geminin levels regulate S-phase in early Xenopusembryos. Development 139, p63-74.

Kisielewska J,Philipova R, Huang J-Y, Whitaker M. (2009). MAP kinase dependent cyclinE/cdk2 activity promotes DNA replication in early sea urchin embryos. Developmental Biology,334:383-94.

JH Bothwell, J Kisielewska, MJ Genner, MR McAinsh and C Brownlee (2008). Ca2+ signals coordinate zygotic polarization and cell cycle progression in the brown algae Fucus serratus. Development135 :2173-81.

Philipova R*, Kisielewska J*,P. Lu, M. Larman M, Huang J-Y, Whitaker M.(2005). ERK1 activation is required for S-phase onset and cell cycle progression after fertilization in sea urchin embryos. Development, 132, 579-589.

Kisielewska J,Lu P and Whitaker M (2005). GFP-PCNA as an S-phase marker in embryos during the first and subsequent cell cycles. Biology of the Cell, 97, 221-229.

Kisielewska J, Zezula-Szpyra A, Bilinska B, Flint APF and Ziecik AJ (1997) Effect of estradiol and progesterone on growth of porcine myometrial smooth muscle cells and phospholipase C and adenylate cyclase signalling systems in vitro. Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica35, 143-149.

Kisielewska J, Flint APF and Ziecik AJ (1996)member. Phospholipase C and adenylate cyclase signalling systems in the action of hCG on porcine myometrial smooth muscle cells. Journal of Endocrinology 148, 175-180.

Ziecik AJ, Golba G, Kisielewska J. (1996) Effect of human chorionic gonadotropin on uterine blood flow in intact and ovariectomized gilts. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes 104, 158-163.

Ziecik AJ, Wasowicz G, Derecka K, Kisielewska J. (1996) Extragonadal gonadotropin receptors in pigs –1996 update. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology47, Suppl.1, 29-39.

Kisielewska J, Ziecik AJ.(1995)The effect of oxytocin on hCG action in phosphoinositide turnover in porcine myometrial smooth muscle cells. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology46, 329-339.

Ziecik AJ, Ostrowska G, Kisielewska J, Zezula-Szpyra A. (1995) Distribution and cycle phase dependency of gonadotropin receptors in musculature and blood vessels of the porcine broad ligament. Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes 103, 44-51. 

Conference Papers
Jolanta Kisielewska, Paul Millin, Neil Rice, Jose Miguel Pego, Steven Burr,  Michal Nowakowski, Thomas Gale, Students’ perspectives on an Online Adaptive International Progress Test. EBMA, Paradigms in Assessments, Helsinki, 10-12th November 2022.

Jolanta Kisielewska, Tom Gale, Evaluation of the Pilot of OAIPT, Fuchal, Madeira, Portugal, 30th October 2021

José Miguel Pêgo, Neil Rice, Carlos Collares, Jolanta Kisielewska, Tom Gale, EBMA Erasmus+ Project Team, Enablers and barriers in developing an online adaptive international progress test with a transnational consortium (OAIPT), Amee, 2021, 27th-30th August, The virtual conference

 K. Ali, J. Kisielewska, F. Subhan, K. Tredwin “Impact of Dyslexia on the Education Experiences of Undergraduate Students in Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences: qualitative studies”, International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, June 2019.

D.Zahra, E.Gabe-Thomas, J.Kisielewska(PI) ”Impact of students’ engagement with online formative medical knowledge tests on their academic performance". Published in Annual European Conference on Assessment in Medical Education; Technology enabled assessment, “Reshaping the future of assessment for life-long learners”, European Board of Medical Assessors (EBMA), 2018, Braga, Portugal.

Elizabeth Gabe-Thomas, Daniel Zahra, Jolanta Kisielewska (PI)“To what extent does engagement in formative assessment improve summative ECG assessment performance?” Published in Annual European Conference on Assessment in Medical Education; Transformative Assessment, “Making the strategic use of assessment meaningful for learning”, EBMA, November 2017, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.

Kisielewska J.and Moyes S. Living Models – their comprehensive input into developing patients/doctor good practice. PedRio Conference, 2013, Plymouth University. 

Presentations and posters