Zarrin Siddiqui

Associate Professor, MB BS Karachi, MEd Adel., MCPS

  • The University of Western Australia (M516), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 74 Citations
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Personal profile


Associate Professor Zarrin Siddiqui has a PhD in Medical Education and Membership from the College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan in Psychiatry. She is the Assessment Lead at the University of Western Australia for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences and is currently leading the longitudinal portfolio in the MD Course. In addition, she is involved in the supervision of postgraduate research students.
More recently she has been involved in the UWA Self-Assessment Team to oversee, guide, prepare and submit the University of Western Australia’s Athena SWAN Bronze Award Application as part of Science in Australia Gender Equity pilot project.

As the student liaison officer of the Australia NewZealand Association of Health Professions Education, she is actively involved to find ways to engage students in the activities of the organisation.

In the other hat that she wears, she is the lead for the Multicultural Research Group of WA and Mentoring without Borders project to support capacity development in Pakistan.

Roles and responsibilities

Faculty Lead in Assessment responsible for the Faculty Development and the Quality Assurance in Assessment.

Future research

Models of Remediation
Academics in health professions education and mentoring.

Funding overview

$10,000 for incorporating virtual reality in the MD Course.

Previous positions

Director General learning Innovations,
Higher Education Commission Pakistan

Senior Lecturer, Aga Khan University
Medical Educationist, College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan

Current projects

Standard setting in integrated examinations.
Siddiqui ZS, Celenza A. Supporting Learning in Medicine through Virtual Reality.
O'Halloran M, Hamdorf JM, Siddiqui ZS. Simulation in Oral Surgery.
Hay I, Nuessler S, O'Grady G, Miller A, Fisher M, Kirby M, Siddiqui ZS. E-Portfolios, the unintended consequences: a mixed methods study at five universities in Australia
Siddiqui ZS, Celenza A: Transition of medical students as evidenced through their reflections in the longitudinal portfolio.
Siddiqui ZS, Celenza A: MD Portfolio: a preliminary analysis of the activities undertaken by students across six themes.

Teaching overview

MD Portfolio


Creativity within health professions
Assessment & Evaluation
Faculty Development


Arabic and French (basic)

Education/Academic qualification

The University of Western Australia


  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Faculty development
  • Medical education
  • Teaching in an online environment
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Mental health
  • Domestic violence
  • Clinical supervision
  • Migrant issues
  • Mobile learning

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Research Output 2002 2019

Open Access
Focus Groups
Surgical Specialties
Medical Education
Medical Schools

Qualitative research: An overview of emerging approaches for data collection

Carr, E. M., Zhang, G. D., Ming, J. H. Y. & Siddiqui, Z. S., 14 Feb 2019, In : Australasian Psychiatry: bulletin of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. p. 307-309

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Qualitative Research
Patient Education
Patient Care
Research Personnel

Errors in the construction of multi-choice questions: An analysis

Siddiqui, Z., May 2018, In : Pakistan Journal of Medicine and Dentistry. 7, 3, p. 36 - 39 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
item analysis

Medical education at crossroads: Recommendations from a national study in Pakistan

Siddiqui, Z. S., 24 Jul 2018, In : Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 34, 3, p. 772-775 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
Emergency Medicine
Medical Students
Qualitative Research

Projects 2019 2020

Activities 2014 2019

  • 3 Teaching innovation
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

MD Program Director

Zarrin Siddiqui (Participant)
1 Aug 2019 → …

Activity: Teaching and learningTeaching innovation


Zarrin Siddiqui (Visiting researcher)
25 Jul 2019

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution

Project EnEx

Zarrin Siddiqui (Participant)

Activity: Teaching and learningTeaching innovation

Assessment Zone

Zarrin Siddiqui (Participant)

Activity: Teaching and learningTeaching innovation


MD Portfolio

Zarrin Siddiqui

25/01/14 → …