Dr. Bruno Zumbo is a a measurement theorist, statistician, and applied mathematician. His research and professional interests focus on developing statistical theory and quantitative methods for conducting research, testing, and evaluation. Dr. Zumbo’s research program focuses on theoretical and applied psychometrics and statistical science, and on measurement, program evaluation, and methodological issues in quality of life, subjective well-being, and social science research. His worked has influenced language testing, psychometrics, validity theory, and educational and behavioural statistics.

Dr. Zumbo completed his B.Sc. at the University of Alberta and his M.A. and Ph.D. at Carleton University focusing in Mathematical Psychology and Statistics. Prior to joining UBC in 2000, Dr. Zumbo was a professor in the Measurement and Evaluation Program and the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and a professor of Mathematics and Psychology at the University of Northern British Columbia. At UBC, Dr. Zumbo has contributed to the development of the Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology (MERM) Program in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education. He also holds an appointment in UBC’s Institute of Applied Mathematics.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Zumbo has received numerous awards. Among others, he was appointed UBC Distinguished University Scholar in 2017; he received a UBC’s Killiam Research Prize in 2016; and he holds the Paragon UBC Professorship in Psychometrics and Measurement since 2015.

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