Mary Roduta Roberts, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Mary Roduta Roberts, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Alberta. Dr. Roduta Roberts is an occupational therapist with clinical experience in community-based practice working with adults with disabilities and older adults with chronic conditions and complex needs. As an education researcher, Dr. Roduta Roberts draws from diverse academic backgrounds to improve research and practice in health professions education and educational measurement. Her research aims to contribute to best practices in assessment, support and promote evidence-based decision making, and demonstrate the potential of assessment for enabling achievement of educational and social outcomes. Areas of research interest include educational assessment, performance assessment, communication of assessment results/score reporting, assessment validation, uses of technology to facilitate assessment, clinical reasoning and judgment, health professions education including interprofessional education, applied measurement, and integrating multiple methods in research design.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Much attention has focused on the development of standardized instruments to assess competencies for collaborative practice in interprofessional education (IPE). However, standardized scales provide limited meaningful feedback to enhance student interprofessional learning. To address this issue, a single-point rubric was developed to support the provision of structured narrative feedback to students in competency-based assessments (CBAs). This research aims to 1) develop and pilot a single-point rubric for assessing health profession students’ interprofessional competencies, and 2) evaluate…