I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta, where I am a Medical Education researcher and Education Strategic Planning Team Lead. I obtained my doctorate from the Department of Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria, where I studied the effects of varying levels of motivation on academic achievement. My dissertation, Motivation correlates of academic achievement: Exploring the relationship between motivation and academic achievement in the PISA 2003 dataset, is available as a book from Verlag publishers. My current research examines procedures, outcomes, and policy recommendations related to how physicians are trained and assessed. My main research program is in the area of competency-based education and assessment. I am one of the developers of the Competency-Based Achievement System (CBAS). In all of my research, I use mixed methods approaches to evaluate and improve educational and assessment practices in health professions education at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional education levels.