Development of a Study Diary Application

Project Details

There is considerable challenge in assessing and interpreting the impacts of educational interventions. Study behaviour is an important indicator of these impacts and changes in the intensity, duration, timing and prioritisation of study activities provide useful metrics of the size and scope of these changes. We will explore the application and utility of these metrics with a view to applying them (and the study diary app) across a range of future research projects and contexts related to our own work as well as those involved in medical and health professional education and evaluation and research more generally.


Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Publications


Ryan, A.T., McColl, G.J., Chiavaroli, N.G., & O'Brien, R.C., “Medical Student Study Behaviour: Hours, Company & Motivation” Poster at the Austin Life Sciences Research Week, Heidelberg, Australia, 19-23 October 2015

Ryan, A.T., McColl, G.J., Chiavaroli, N.G., & O'Brien, R.C., “Medical Student Study Behaviour in the First Clinical Year:: Hours, Company & Motivation” Oral Presentation at the Asian Medical Education Annual Conference, Newcastle, Australia 30 March-1April 2015

Research Group

Medical Education Research

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunity

School Research Themes

Integrated Critical Medicine

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Medical Education