About Us




Lab Director: Jason M. Harley, PhD

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

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery (tenure-track), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Associate Member, Institute for Health Sciences Education, McGill University
  • Junior Scientist, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC)
  • Associate Member, Department of Educational & Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta


Contact Information:

jason.harley [at] mcgill.ca

Telephone Number:

(514) 934-1934 ext 47233





Doctoral Student: Tony Ahn

Tony Ahn is a PhD student 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.








Master's Student: Mohammed A. Alharbi, M.D.

Dr. Mohammed A. Alharbi is a master’s student in Experimental Surgery, Surgical Education track. He holds a bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. He is a second year Cardiac Surgery resident at McGill University. Dr. Alharbi is interested in research on surgical education and simulation training.








Master's Student: Meagane Maurice-Ventouris

Meagane Maurice-Ventouris is completing a MSc in Experimental Surgery with a concentration in Surgical Education. She completed a BSc in Psychology at Concordia University. Her interests include merging surgical education and psychology.








Master’s Student: Ricky Muller Moran, M.D.

Dr. Ricky Muller Moran is enrolled in the Master's of Experimental Surgery program (Surgical Education stream). He obtained a Bachelor's of Science from McGill University in 2012, graduating with distinction before returning to his home province of Manitoba for medical school. He was granted a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 2016, upon which he was accepted into the cardiac surgery residency training program. He is presently in the fourth year of cardiac surgery training. Dr. Muller Moran's research interests include surgical education and simulation, curriculum development, surgical outcomes research and intensive care outcomes research.





  • Yang Liu, PhD (former postdoctoral fellow supervisee: summer 2017-summer 2019), Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neuroscience, University of Alberta and Chokka Centre for Integrated Health
  • Chayse Haldane (former MEd supervisee: summer 2017-spring 2019), doctoral student, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta
  • Tony Ahn (former Med supervisee: fall 2017-summer 2019), see above for current status.
  • Andrea Whittaker (former undergraduate research assistant: fall 2017-summer 2019), MSc student, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta
  • Brea McLaughlin (former graduate research assistant: (Winter 2017-Summer 2019), doctoral student, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta



  • Roger Azevedo, PhD, Department of Learning Sciences & Educational Research, University of Central Florida, USA
  • François Bouchet, PhD, Department of Computer Science, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
  • Rafael Calvo, PhD, School of Electrical & Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Cristina Conati, PhD, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Maria Di Stasio, PhD, Department of Human Services and Early Learning, MacEwan University, Alberta
  • Claude Frasson, PhD, Department of Computer Science, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Andre P. Grace, PhD, CRC Tier 1, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
  • James Gross, PhD, Department of Psychology, Stanford University, California, USA
  • Nathan C. Hall, PhD, Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
  • Kevin Lachapelle, MDCM, FACS, FRCPSC, Quebec, Canada
  • Susanne P. Lajoie, PhD, CRC Tier 1, Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
  • Reinhard Pekrun, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Munich, Germany and Institute for Positive Psychology and Education, Australian Catholic University, Sydney
  • Eric G. Poitras, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah, Utah, USA