Teaching and supervision

Note: I am not currently accepting applications for doctoral candidates and University of Cambridge. 

I currently teach the Psychometrics Centre courses on Item Response Theory and Computer Adaptive Testing using R and Concerto and on the ESRC Social Science Research Methods Course for doctoral candidates at the University of Cambridge. These courses are designed to endow postgraduate students and researchers with the technical skills to conduct psychometrics analyses using IRT and create their own computer-adaptive tests using Concerto.  

We provided these courses on-site at University of Cambridge (see here for dates of the next course) and can also offer training courses tailored to the needs of your institution. Arrangements for off-site courses can be made with Professor John Rust

Feedback from previous courses:
|"The course was incredibly well-pitched.. it was the best course I have ever attended in terms of quality of teaching!"
| "Chris and Aiden were engaging speakers who clearly were very familiar with both the theoretical underpinnings of |  IRT and CAT, as well as the Concerto platform.  As instructors, they managed the diversity in skills and experience in |  the classroom well." 
| "A really great atmosphere and great teaching that fostered a collaborative learning environment."
| "I liked the 'spirit' of the workshop which was intense, motivating and very hands-on - thank you so much for a                brilliant course!"
| "An excellent three days; it was incredibly informative, well-paced and well organised."

I was invited to talk on "Modern Psychometrics" at the School of Psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The lecture received a mean rating of 4.6/5 (where 5 was excellent) and was described as "inspirational" in open-text feedback from attendees. 

I have supervised a number of excellent MRES and MPH students and would welcome applications from interested students at Masters or Doctoral level. Such projects would need to be co-supervised with a local collaborator at Cambridge. I would be especially interested in supervising projects within the broad areas of: 

 | Multidimensional item response theory and mCAT
 | Integration of psychometric data in electronic healthcare records 
 | Machine learning and patient-generated data.
 | Differential item functioning, cross-cultural equivalence and item anchoring
 | Ecological momentary assessment using item response theory
 | Questionnaire feedback and response behaviour
 | Ethical issues surround big data collection for patients in the National Health Service