Zarrin Siddiqui

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

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

    6009 Perth


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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

Award Date: 27 Mar 2014

Research expertise keywords

  • 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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