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I am a Canadian researcher, educator and learning scientist specializing in translational research, student agency, and learning technology. Please check out my profile and contact me if you have further inquiries.

Profile

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.

SERVICE

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.