My current program of research seeks to theorize how professionals on the health care team interact with one another in the context of perceived errors of care, in settings such as rehabilitation and chronic care, the intensive care unit, the operating room and the medical inpatient ward. I have worked on a research program examining interprofessional communication on health care teams in the context of the operating room and intensive care unit. This research has informed the development of patient safety initiatives like the surgical safety checklist. Further, I have explored processes and outcomes related to interprofessional education and collaboration.
I am an associate professor in the school and have held several positions in perioperative clinical practice and education. I hold cross appointments with the School of Graduate Studies and am an affiliated scholar with the Wilson Centre for Health Professions Education and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. I currently teach in the graduate and post diploma programs, with an interest in qualitative research, seminar and practice courses. I also act as a faculty advisor to graduate students and am involved in graduate student thesis supervision.