AGENDA (Via Zoom)
Dr. Laura Nimmon - Social Network Theory in Interprofessional Education
Associate Professor, Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Medicine Scientist, Centre for Health Education Scholarship
University of British Columbia
Laura Nimmon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and Scientist at the Centre for Health Education Scholarship, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia.
Dr. Nimmon’s primary research interest is in making the influence of social networks visible within the educational and clinical practices of the health professions. Her work expands conceptualizations of technical expertise to encompass relational expertise that enables health practitioners to learn more effectively and respond more sensitively when interacting with patients and colleagues. Using contemporary social network theories and critical theories, Dr. Nimmon’s research explores inter-related themes, including: (1) How formal (instructors, supervisors) and informal (peers, friends, family) social networks influence learning and well-being across the continuum of health professions education and practice, and (2) How practitioner and patient social networks interface to shape the meaning and experience of healthcare.
Dr. Nimmon also brings new social theories to bear on pressing questions in the field. She translates and applies these theories for others to see anew and enlarge their own scholarly approaches to learning and practice.
Dr. Nimmon is an award-winning researcher and mentor. She is the recipient of the CAME-ACEM Champion Award for advocacy, role modeling and mentorship of early career researchers (2020), and Young Investigator Research Award from SACME (2017).
November 25th, 2021 from 16h00-17h30
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