About Us

The Institute for Education Research at UHN

For our healthcare system to adapt to the needs of the 21st century and continually advance care, we must imagine, design and implement bold new ways of educating the healthcare workforce. This is the driving force behind the Institute for Education Research at UHN (TIER).

 

TIER is one of seven institutes within the UHN Research family. Through the adoption of a unique research model, TIER welcomes researchers and partners from across the healthcare continuum and the university and college sectors, to provide a fulsome view on healthcare education. As a hub for experts to come together, incubate ideas and leverage expertise, TIER is shining a light on an under-researched field to develop the future of Canada’s healthcare professionals.

 

Our research is focused on:

 

Teaching, Learning and Practice: Exploring how to optimize learning in the professions using cognitive psychology, education science and social science perspectives.

 

Societies, Systems and Structures: Exploring how the organizational and social structures of health professional education and clinical settings impact education practice and theory.

 

Technology, Innovation and Simulation: Exploring how innovations in technology, including simulation and  artificial intelligence, change the learning and practice experiences of health professionals.

Members
  • TIER Scientists

    Mathieu Albert

    Mahan Kulasegaram

    Maria Mylopoulos

    Paula Rowland

    Walter Tavares

  • Tier Affiliate Scientists

    Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis

  • TIER Education Investigators

    Robert Paul

    Naomi Steenhof

  • TIER Academy Scholars

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Research Themes
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About Us

The Institute for Education Research at UHN

For our healthcare system to adapt to the needs of the 21st century and continually advance care, we must imagine, design and implement bold new ways of educating the healthcare workforce. This is the driving force behind the Institute for Education Research at UHN (TIER).

 

TIER is one of seven institutes within the UHN Research family. Through the adoption of a unique research model, TIER welcomes researchers and partners from across the healthcare continuum and the university and college sectors, to provide a fulsome view on healthcare education. As a hub for experts to come together, incubate ideas and leverage expertise, TIER is shining a light on an under-researched field to develop the future of Canada’s healthcare professionals.

 

Our research is focused on:

 

Teaching, Learning and Practice: Exploring how to optimize learning in the professions using cognitive psychology, education science and social science perspectives.

 

Societies, Systems and Structures: Exploring how the organizational and social structures of health professional education and clinical settings impact education practice and theory.

 

Technology, Innovation and Simulation: Exploring how innovations in technology, including simulation and  artificial intelligence, change the learning and practice experiences of health professionals.