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I am a Canadian researcher, educator, and learning scientist specializing in student agency and its role in learning technology, media studies, applied design, and translational research at the University of British Columbia. I am also a two-time heart transplant recipient, heart failure survivor, and co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower the voices of those living with heart failure.

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I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and Director of the Assessment for Learning in Immersive and Virtual Environments (ALIVE) Research Lab.

My research focus is on the area of translational research across education, health, medicine, and STEM; student agency (philosophy), learning technology, and educational assessment. I specialize in mixed methods research and use autoethnography to educate others about the lived experience of heart failure and heart transplant.

my research is funded by

The University of British Columbia
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Canadian Institutes for Health Research

SCHOLARSHIP

RESEARCH

My research advances interdisciplinary scholarship by engaging in fundamental questions about the nature of scientific inquiry across disciplines and elicit its impact on the democratization of knowledge and promotion of human agency.

TEACHING

Empowering individuals to actively engage in the learning process makes my courses, my mentorship, my community engagement a lived experience and is thus more responsive, reflexive, dynamic and collaborative.
I became a public health advocate following my diagnosis of heart failure subsequent surgeries for an ICD and an LVAD. I have received two heart transplants and am a co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada.

COMMUNITY

I became a public health advocate following my diagnosis of heart failure subsequent surgeries for an ICD and an LVAD. I have received two heart transplants and am a co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada.
Social Media

Social media in heart failure: A mixed methods systematic review

Pellegrini, D., Eliya, Y., Gavert, A., Code, J., & Van Spall, H. (2019). Social media in heart failure: A mixed methods systematic review. Current Cardiology Reviews. Advance online publication. http://doi.org/dg22 (CA)

Smiling schoolchildren using digital tablet

Measuring theory of mind (ToM) with preschool-aged children

Ralph, R., Code, J. & Petrina, S. (2019). Measuring theory of mind (ToM) with preschool-aged children: Storybooks and observations with iPads. International Journal of Early Years Education. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/ddxb (CA)

A preliminary exploration of the effects of personality and self-efficacy for online learning in higher education

A preliminary exploration of the effects of personality and self-efficacy for online learning in higher education

Code, J. & Zap, N. (2019). A preliminary exploration of the effects of personality and self-efficacy for online learning in higher education. In J. Theo Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of edmedia + innovate learning (pp. 1511-1517). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

This is my story

I am the clinical trial

Code. J. (2019). I am the clinical trial. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure, 7(5), pp. 439-441. https://doi.org/ddxd (FA)

Group of hearts

The heart failure state of mind

Code, J., Bains, M. & Virani, S. (2019). The heart failure state of mind: An informal survey of Canadians with lived experience and the importance of considering cognitive impairment. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 35(7), pp. 941. https://doi.org/ddxc (FA)