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We explore how simulated learning shapes the teaching and learning of future, and present, physicians.

One of Anna’s passions over her two-decade career has been applying new theories to widely accepted teaching practices, or pedagogies.

For example, she has applied feminist theory to case-based learning (working through a written patient case) to highlight underlying assumptions in these curriculum texts.

In other studies, sociomaterial and practice theories have helped elaborate the role that human bodies play in learning simulations with manikins and cadavers.

And, most recently, our research team is using critical discourse theories to explore how death and dying are presented to undergraduate medical students in lectures, tutorials, and simulations.


Our simulation research includes:

1. Becoming a professional through distributed learning: A Sociomaterial Ethnography (SSHRC, 2016-2020);

2. Cadaver as practice: a sociomaterial ethnography (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2018-2021); and,

3. Cadaver as practice: an ethnography (SSHRC, 2018-2021).

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