Stella is passionate about preparing health professionals for the humanistic, social-relational and structural aspects of health care practice. Her tri-council, ministry and foundation-funded research program has shown that critical reflection is crucial to compassionately, collaboratively and ethically navigating value-conflicted and uncertain zones of practice. Her passion was sparked by challenges she experienced as a pediatric audiologist in the public-school system, which motivated her to launch her research program in reflective practice, critical reflection and critical pedagogies. She mobilizes this theory and research within her education and leadership work. Stella is the recipient of the Ministry Early Researcher Award, Meridith Marks New Educator Award and an AMS Phoenix Fellow in Compassion and AI/Digital Technology.
Critical reflection and pedagogy for collaborative, compassionate and ethical care
Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Faculty Member, Rehabilitation Sciences Institute, University of Toronto
Director and Education Scientist, Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
Scientist, The Wilson Centre
Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital