About Us

 

 

 

LAB DIRECTOR: Jason M. Harley, PhD

Please see Prof. Harley’s faculty profile page for more information about them. Academic roles summarized below.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Director of Research, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, McGill University
  • Associate Member, Institute for Health Sciences Education, McGill University
  • Scientist, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • Associate Member, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University

 

Contact Information:

jason.harley [at] mcgill.ca

Telephone Number:

(514) 934-1934 ext. 47233

 

 

SUPERVISEES

 

Postdoctoral Researcher: Matthew Moreno, PhD

Matthew Moreno, PhD received his doctoral degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto where he studied under Prof. Earl Woodruff in the Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music) and Bachelor of Education from York University, a Masters of Education from OISE, and is an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT). His research focuses on using multi-channel, multi-modal data collection tools to understand cognitive decision making, motivation, and emotion regulation in learning, including simulation environments in medical education.

 

 

 

Postgraduate Fellow: Nadja Benmohamed, M.D.

Nadja Benmohamed is a postgraduate fellow in surgical simulation at McGill University. She completed her obstetrics and gynecology residency in University of Geneva, Switzerland. In Switzerland, she was a tutor at the Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery for training of laparoscopy in gynecology. Her research interests are in surgical education and simulation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Candidate: Byunghoon “Tony” Ahn

Byunghoon “Tony” Ahn is a PhD candidate in the Experimental Surgery program in the Department of Surgery at McGill University. He holds a BSc in Psychology and MEd in Educational Technology and Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta. Tony’s interests include surgical education, applied psychology, and design for medical education product development.

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Student: Sayed Azher

Sayed Azher is a Doctoral student in Experimental Surgery. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from McMaster University, Canada. His interests are centralized around artificial intelligence and virtual simulation technology. In particular, how these technologies can be integrated into medical education and their potential to enhance the educational success of health care providers. He hopes to utilize psychological and educational theories in adjunct with virtual simulation to train and support health care workers, ultimately resulting in enhanced patient care.”

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Student: Fabio Botelho, M.D.

Dr. Fabio Botelho is a Brazilian pediatric surgeon who graduated from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. He holds a MSc in Surgical Sciences from Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo. In Brazil, in addition to his clinical activities, he was a trauma instructor and a volunteer supervisor of undergraduate students and medical residents in clinical rotations and basic research. Dr. Botelho believes that education is the cornerstone for improving quality in health; a belief that motivated him to come to McGill to learn more about surgical education and global health. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Experimental Surgery, co-supervised with Dr. Dan Poenaru.

 

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Student: Keerat Grewal

Keerat Grewal is a PhD student in the Experimental Surgery program in the Department of Surgery at McGill University. She completed her BSc in biochemistry at McMaster University where she initially developed her interest in education after being an undergraduate TA. Her other interests include psychology and clinical practice. She hopes to advance educational analyses by analyzing individual and group emotion regulation strategies in medical settings.

 

 

 

 

Doctoral Student: Osamu Nomura, PhD

Dr. Osamu Nomura is a PhD student in Health Sciences Education in the Institute of Health Sciences Education at McGill university. He earned an MD from Hirosaki University in Japan and worked as a pediatric emergency physician in Tokyo and Hirosaki. He completed a Master’s of Arts in Educational Psychology, Health Professions Education Concentration in McGill University in 2019. After completing the master’s program, he was appointed as the assistant professor of the Emergency Medicine, and currently as the research associate professor in the Centre for Medical Education at Hirosaki University. In his PhD project at McGill, he will examine medical students’ and health professionals’ use of emotion regulation strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Student: Dr. Lucia Patino, M.D.

Dr. Lucia Patino is a master’s student in Experimental Surgery (Surgical Education). She holds a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Caldas, Colombia. Her research interests include physicians' mental health and well-being, teaching and learning strategies in surgical education, and how these ultimately affect patient outcomes. Dr. Patino is also interested in surgical innovation in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Student: Myriam Johnson

Myriam Johnson is an MSc student in the Experimental Surgery program in the Department of Surgery at McGill University. She holds a Honours BSc in Biomedical Science from the University of Ottawa. Her interests include surgical education, simulation training, as well as the promotion safe and positive learning environments for medical professionals.

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Student: Trisha Tee

Trisha Tee is a master’s student in the Experimental Surgery program in the Department of Surgery at McGill University. She completed her BSc in physiology at McGill University where she developed her interest in education through her involvement with the educational branch of the Concussion Legacy Foundation. Her other research interests include learning and memory, stress in clinical practice and training, and simulation. In her MSc project, co-supervised with Dr. Rolando Del Maestro, she will be evaluating emotional and cognitive load with a spine simulator.

 

 

 

 

 

Master’s Student: Negar Matin

Negar Matin is a master’s student in Experimental Surgery. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Physiology and Math from McGill University. Her interests include multidisciplinary analyses of surgical education and psychosocial constructs, and how they could ultimately be utilized to improve patient outcomes. Negar is currently working on the analysis of psychophysiological data in correlation to anti-harassment studies.

 

 

 

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS

 

Star Byul Han is pursuing a B.A. majoring in Psychology and minoring in Behavioral Science and Music. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mikaela-Angellika Andreadakis is an undergraduate student majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology and minoring in Psychology. Her interests include the anatomical, physiological and psychological approaches to the study of the human brain and its behaviour. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sophie Le Meur is a fourth-year student pursuing a BSc in Anatomy and Cell Biology at McGill University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tippie Zhang is doing her undergraduate degree in psychology at McGill, alongside minors in behavioural science and gender studies. Her research interest revolves around studying emotions, particularly in the developmental and abnormal psychology areas.

 

 

 

 


ALUMNI:

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Bilgic Bilgic, Ph.D. (former postdoctoral fellow: September 2020-January 2022, McGill University and The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre), Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and McMaster Education Research, Innovation & Theory (MERIT) Program, McMaster University.
  • Clarissa Hin-Hei Lau, Ph.D. (former postdoctoral fellow: September 2020-December 2021, McGill University), Data Analyst (Teaching, Learning and Evaluation), University of Toronto.
  • Nigel Mantou Lou, Ph.D. (former postdoctoral fellow: Spring 2020-Spring 2021, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre), Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Victoria
  • Yang Liu, PhD (former postdoctoral fellow supervisee: July 2017-July 2019), Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neuroscience, University of Alberta and Chokka Centre for Integrated Health


MSc Thesis Students

  • Arunee Tipwong, M.D. (former Health Professions Education MEd supervisee [co-supervised with Dr. Nathan Hall and Dr. Linda Snell]: January 2020- Physician in Thailand.
  • Ali Fazlollahi (former Surgical Education MSc-thesis supervisee [co-supervised with Dr. Rolando Del Maestro]: September 2020-August 2021 McGill University), Medical Student, McGill University
  • Hannah Peters (former Surgical Education MSc-thesis supervisee: September 2020-August 2021 McGill University), Physical and Occupational Therapy Student, Dalhousie University
  • Ricky Muller Moran, M.D. (former Surgical Education MSc-thesis supervisee [co-supervised with Dr. Kevin Lachapelle]: September 2019-April 2021 McGill University), Cardiac Surgery Resident, University of Manitoba
  • Meagane Maurice-Ventouris (former Surgical Education MSc-thesis supervisee [co-supervised with Dr. Kevin Lachapelle]: September 2019-August 2021. BAdmin at John Molson School of Business, Concordia University.
  • Chayse Haldane (former MEd supervisee: August 2017-July 2019), doctoral student, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Tony Ahn (former Med supervisee: September 2017-July 2019), see above for current status.


MSc-Non-Thesis Students (completed projects)

  • Mostafa Siddiqui (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2021)
  • Michelle Cwintal (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2020-Winter 2021),
  • Hamed Ranjbar (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2020-Winter 2021)
  • Dheeksha Reddy (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2020-Winter 2021)
  • Kalin Kahla (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2020-Winter 2021)
  • Semsi Kocabas (former Surgical Education MSc-non-thesis supervisee: Fall 2020)


Research Assistants

  • Deuscies Chang-Ou (former undergraduate volunteer): January 2020-August 2022. MI (Master of Information), User Experience Design, University of Toronto
  • Kexin Li (former undergraduate volunteer): January 2020-August 2022. MPH (Master of Public Health) student at Johns Hopkins University
  • Brea McLaughlin (former graduate research assistant: (January 2017-July 2019), doctoral student, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Andrea Whittaker (former undergraduate research assistant: September 2017-July 2019), MSc student, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
  • Alison Yang (former research coordinator and undergraduate volunteer): January 2020-August 2021. MSc in Child Development at UCL, London, UK

 

CURRENT & RECENT RESEARCH COLLABORATORS:

  • Ryan Brydges, PhD, Wilson Centre and Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Rolando F. Del Maestro, M.D., Ph.D., FRCS(C), FACS, DBNS, DABPNS, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Maria Di Stasio, PhD, Department of Human Services and Early Learning, MacEwan University, Alberta
  • Liane Feldman, MDCM, FACS, FRCS, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Gerald Fried, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • James Gross, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Allyson Hadwin, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies, University of Victoria
  • Nathan C. Hall, PhD, Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
  • Eunice E. Jang, PhD, Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Kevin Lachapelle, MDCM, FACS, FRCPSC, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Susanne P. Lajoie, PhD, CRC Tier 1, Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
  • Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay, RN, PhD, Faculty of Nursing, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
  • Hugo Marchand, RN, BNI, CCNE, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill, Montreal, Canada
  • Tina C. Montreuil, PhD, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill, Montreal, Canada
  • Dan Poenaru, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP, Department of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Reinhard Pekrun, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Munich, Germany and Department of Psychology, University of Essex, UK.
  • Shaheen Shariff, PhD, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Jeffrey Wiseman, MD, MEd, FRCPC, Institute for Health Sciences Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
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