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Dr Joanna Tai



Senior Research Fellow


Office of the DVC Academic


Ctr Research Assmt & Dig Learn


Deakin Downtown


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Deakin University, 2019
Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2015
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, Monash University, 2010


Joanna has a background in higher and health professions education. Joanna's research interests include student perspectives on learning and assessment from university to the workplace, assessment for inclusion, peer-assisted learning, feedback and assessment literacy, developing capacity for evaluative judgement, and research synthesis.

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Research interests

assessment for learning, feedback literacies, evaluative judgement, assessment for inclusion, student experience, health professionals education, faculty development, research synthesis


Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Member of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators

Member of the European Association for Research in Learning and Instruction; Special Interest Group 1 - Assessment and Evaluation

Member of the Australian Association for Research in Education; Special Interest Group Assessment & Measurement

Member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia

Knowledge areas

peer learning, assessment for learning, evaluative judgement, student experience

Professional activities

Member of the Committee of Management for the Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professions Educators, 2017 - 2023 (Treasurer, 2020 - 2022)

Co-convenor of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Assessment and Measurement SIG, 2018 - 2022


ANZAHPE 2010 Undergraduate Student Research Prize

AMEE PhD Thesis Prize 2016 


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Feedback literacy for effective learning at university and beyond

Prof Phillip Dawson, Prof David Boud, Prof Elizabeth Molloy, A/Prof Jaclyn Broadbent, Dr Joanna Tai, Prof Naomi Winstone

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2024: $48,783
  • 2023: $85,216

Other Public Sector Funding

Equivalencies, standards and adjustments: re-inventing inclusive assessment practices in exam settings

Dr Joanna Tai, Prof Rola Ajjawi, Prof Margaret Bearman, Dr Mary Dracup

NCSEHE National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Research

  • 2021: $21,800
  • 2020: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

Preparing students for the 21st century workplace: the critical role of assessment

Prof Rola Ajjawi, Prof David Boud, Dr Joanna Tai, Prof Liz Johnson

Australian Collaborative Education Network Research Grants

  • 2017: $10,000

Inclusive assessment in WIL: how do institutions and supervisors support diverse students to succeed?

Dr Joanna Tai

Australian Collaborative Education Network Research Grants

  • 2023: $10,000


Executive Supervisor

Juan Camilo Fischer Rodriguez

Thesis entitled: Evaluative Judgement in undergraduate physics: A Practice Architectures perspective

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education


Bianka Malecka

Thesis entitled: The role of ipsative processes in developing students' feedback literacy

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education

Associate Supervisor

Sarah Lambert

Thesis entitled: Open Education as Social Justice

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), School of Education