Health Professional Assessment Consultancy
Professor Katharine Boursicot, BSc, MBBS, MRCOG, MAHPE, SFH, FRSM graduated from the University of London with an Honours BSc in Anatomy and MBBS from the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital. She worked as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at St Thomas', St Bartholomew's and Homerton Hospitals in London, with an Honorary Reader position at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
After studying at the Institute of Education in London, she became a full time medical educationalist, gaining experience and expertise in medical education and led the reform of assessment at the medical schools at Barts and the London, Cambridge University, St George's University of London, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine and Duke-NUS in Singapore.
In 2016, she founded HPAC, to provide high-quality courses on all aspects of assessment in health professions education, as well as consultancy and faculty development services. All our consultants have established track records of teaching, consultancy and research in a wide range of health professions education areas. They have extensive expertise in the pedagogy and best practice of design and development of curricula and assessments, quality assurance work and wide experience in the undergraduate and postgraduate education arenas.
She has published her research in the leading medical education journals, is an Associate Editor for the journals Advances in Health Sciences Education, BioMedCentral and is a regular reviewer for Medical Education, Medical Teacher, the BMJ, the Clinical Teacher, Higher Education Quarterly and Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. She is the Series Editor for the Oxford University Press companion volumes to their Handbooks of Medicine series (Oxford Assess and Progress series).
She currently sits on the Assessment Panel for the AMEE ASPIRE Awards, and led the Consensus Group on Performance Assessment for the Ottawa Conferences in 2010 and 2020. She has also led the ESMEA (Essential Skills in Medical Education: Assessment) course for AMEE since 2008.
Katharine has advised on numerous national and international initiatives including several Royal Medical Colleges in the UK, the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, the Association of Veterinary Schools in the UK, the General Medical Council, the General Dental Council, the Osteopathic Regulator, the Lawyers Regulatory Council, the Australian Dental Council, and has held Visiting Professorships at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, the University of Hong Kong, Universitas Indonesia, Cyberjaya University, Malaysia and the University of Amman, Jordan.