Development of a Study Diary Application

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Anna Ryan 03 8344 6098 View page

Project Details

There is considerable challenge in assessing and interpreting the impacts of educational interventions. Study behaviour is an important indicator of these impacts and changes in the intensity, duration, timing and prioritisation of study activities provide useful metrics of the size and scope of these changes. We will explore the application and utility of these metrics with a view to applying them (and the study diary app) across a range of future research projects and contexts related to our own work as well as those involved in medical and health professional education and evaluation and research more generally.


Research Publications


Ryan, A.T., McColl, G.J., Chiavaroli, N.G., & O'Brien, R.C., “Medical Student Study Behaviour: Hours, Company & Motivation” Poster at the Austin Life Sciences Research Week, Heidelberg, Australia, 19-23 October 2015

Ryan, A.T., McColl, G.J., Chiavaroli, N.G., & O'Brien, R.C., “Medical Student Study Behaviour in the First Clinical Year:: Hours, Company & Motivation” Oral Presentation at the Asian Medical Education Annual Conference, Newcastle, Australia 30 March-1April 2015

Research Group

Medical Education Research

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Integrated Critical Medicine

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medical Education

Unit / Centre

Medical Education Research