Statement of Research Interests
I am interested in how practitioners negotiate the tensions between theory and practice and how knowledge is generated through professional practice - what Schön calls epistemologies of practice. I study the ways in which reflection, critical reflection, and reflexivity are enacted in professional life to discern action, to foster knowledge development and exchange, to inform ethical practice, and to promote social justice.
I am engaged in theoretical work that contributes to conceptualizations of reflection, reflective practice, reflexivity, dialogue, embodiment and identity. My work also considers how humanities in health and social care (i.e. aesthetic, metaphoric, and narrative approaches) can foster reflection and contribute to social awareness and an ethic of care.
In the field of occupational science I am interested in the occupational life worlds of health and social care practitioners and disabled people, and the implications for education, professional practice, and policy. My research investigates the ethical tensions that health practitioners encounter, and systemic issues that contribute to or counteract such tensions.
In addition, occupational justice, occupational identity, creative occupation and end-of-life occupation are areas of interest. Methodologically, I am interested in social research, disability studies frameworks, questions concerning epistemology, and philosophical foundations of interpretive and critical research.
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Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science,Western University
Associate Professor, Women's Studies & Feminist Research
Adjunct Associate Professor, RIPPLE, Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education, Faculty of Education, Charles Sturt University
Director, Epistemologies of Practice Research Lab
Director, Interdisciplinary Health Professional Education and Practice Research Lab
Member, INSPiRE, Interdisciplinary Network for Scholarship in Professions' Research in Education, Western University
Centre Researcher, CERI, Centre for Education Research and Innovation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
Research Team & Instructional Design Member, Preceptor Education Project (PEP)
CURRENT DOCTORAL STUDENTS
PAST DOCTORAL STUDENTS
University of Alberta
Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres
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