IDEAL Consortium

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of a number of internationally renowned epxerts in the fields of Medicine, Education and Psychometrics. Their members are recommended by the Consortium Policy Committee.

Their mandate is:

  • to advise the Chair and Vice Chair in relation to managing the affairs of the Consortium; and
  • to advise the Consortium Policy Committee on matters of policy and procedure, including business plans.

Professor Clarke B Hazlett

Professor Emeritus
Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta

Clarke Hazlett is Professor Emeritus Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) where he was Chair of Community Medicine and Public Health Sciences. He also continues as an Adjunct Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (China), where he held the appointment of Professor of Medical Education for 16 years.

Professor Hazlett founded the IDEAL Consortium and is presently serving as the consortium's Secretary General. During his academic career he has run over 120 faculty development workshops across 22 countries on topics of EBM, teaching enhancement, presentation skills, life-long learning, grant writing, preparing publications and assessment.

Professor Richard Hays

Professor of Medical Education (Dean of Medicine)
University of Tasmania

Professor Hays is secretary greneral of IDEAL Consortium from 2012 to 2016.

Richard Hays was a rural medical generalist in northern Queensland before becoming a teacher and education researcher, gaining further qualifications in educational psychology and medical education. He has had roles in the development of several medical education programs, including new medical schools in Australia (JCU), the United Kingdom (Keele), Ireland (Limerick), Canada (Northern Ontario and Northern British Columbia) and in South-East Asia. He has also participated in many international medical education quality assurance reviews in Australia, New Zealand, the Western Pacific region, Asia, Europe and the UK. He has been awarded about AUD 3 million in competitive research and development grants and has published about 100 research papers, 150 other journal articles, 16 book chapters and 9 books, primarily on assessment, curriculum design and educational quality assurance. He still loves leading change based on medical education development and remains in part-time clinical practice.


Dr. John J. Norcini

President and Chief Executive Officer, FAIMER
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Norcini became FAIMER's first President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2002. Before joining FAIMER, Dr. Norcini spent 25 years with the American Board of Internal Medicine serving in various capacities, including Director of Psychometrics, Executive Vice President for Evaluation and Research, and finally, Executive Vice President of the Institute for Clinical Evaluation. He earned his B.A. degree from LaSalle University and his Ph.D. degree from Bryn Mawr College.

Dr. Norcini's principal academic interest is the assessment of physician performance. Current major research interests include methods for setting standards, assessing practice performance, and testing professional competence. His research also focuses on physician migration and workforce issues, as well as the impact of international medical graduates on the U.S. health care system. Dr. Norcini serves on the editorial boards of five peer-reviewed journals in measurement and medical education, has lectured and taught in dozens of countries, and has published extensively.