About Naveed Yousuf

Dr. Naveed Yousuf is the Associate Director, Assessment and Research at the Aga Khan University Examination Board and Assistant Professor, Educational Development at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), Aga Khan University (AKU). He is an Honorary Advisor on Psychometrics for the Royal College of General Practitioners International (South Asia) Board and member of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) Recognition Committee for developing international standards for assessments. At the national level, he is the Project Director for Capacity Development Programme on Student Assessment for the Government of Balochistan funded by UNICEF and European Union; and has served as National Teaching and Learning Consultant for the Asian Development Bank. His experience and interests are primarily in the areas of curriculum development, assessment psychometrics and standard setting, educational research and academic leadership. He leads quality assurance, psychometrics and research for AKU Examination Board’s (AKU-EB) national high stakes assessments and has been instrumental in enhancing the validity, reliability and credibility of these examinations. At AKU-EB, he spearheaded competency based assessment based on project based learning for the Middle School years. He developed a competency model based on 21 st Century Skills as outcomes for AKU-EB graduates and led the development of AKU-EB syllabi based on best evidence and research. He has over 15 years of teaching and teacher training experience at both national and international level, in regions as diverse as East Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia. He plays a pertinent role in mentoring faculty and staff in areas of assessment, curriculum development and research. He is also faculty and thesis supervisor for Master of Health Professions Education Programme at AKU. He has several publications in books and indexed journals to his credit. Dr Yousuf has also been on the Editorial Board for Education in Medicine Journal, Malaysia for more than seven years. Dr. Yousuf obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Education, focusing on Assessment Psychometrics and Standard Setting at the University Ambrosiana (Italy) in 2014 and a Master of Business Administration in Health and Hospital Management from Institute of Business Management (Pakistan) as well as Advanced Diploma in Health Professions Education, Bachelors in Medicine and Fellowship on simulation based assessment, test development and generalizability theory from the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA).

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