Bruno D. Zumbo, Ph.D., Professor & Distinguished University Scholar        
Paragon UBC Professor of Psychometrics & Measurement
Measurement, Evaluation, & Research Methodology Program, Dept. of ECPSUniversity of British Columbia

Director of the Edgeworth Lab, UBC

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       Additional Professional Affiliations:  Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of British Columbia

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Dr. Zumbo is a statistician whose professional interests center upon developing statistical theory and quantitative methods for conducting research, testing, and evaluation. In essence, his interests are in mathematical and statistical methods. He completed his B.Sc. at the University of Alberta and then his M.A. and Ph.D. at Carleton University focusing in Mathematical Psychology and Statistics. Dr. Zumbo began his academic career as a professor at the University of Ottawa in the Measurement & Evaluation Program and the School of Psychology in 1990. In 1994 he moved to the then newly opened University of Northern British Columbia where he was Professor of Mathematics and Psychology. In the spring of 2000 he was recruited to the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, with an eye toward further developing UBC's Measurement, Evaluation, & Research Methodology (MERM) Program in the Department of ECPS. At UBC his primary appointment is in the MERM Program with additional appointments in the Department of Statistics and the Institute of Applied Mathematics.

 He has two interrelated research programs:

1. Dr. Zumbo has done fundamental research in both theoretical and applied psychometrics and statistical science -- mathematical and statistical methods. His current research interests include procedures for evaluating variable importance in statistical models; performance characteristics of standard procedures (both parametric and nonparametric) under non-standard conditions; measurement theory (including axiomatic measurement theory, classical test theory and item response modeling), educational measurement, and the foundations of statistics.

2. He has developed a secondary research program on measurement, program evaluation, and methodological issues in quality of life, subjective well-being, and social science research. This part of his research program is, in essence, in the tradition of applied social psychology: social-psychological research and psychological measurement directed towards the understanding of human social behavior, the amelioration of social problems, and the improvement and understanding of the determinants and correlates of our quality-of-life.

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Updated: September 27, 2016