To adapt to emerging technologies, evolving systems and changing needs of patients, health care providers must expand their professional competencies to include research and inquiry. TIER is opening the doors to developing research for college-based health care professions, while also seeking education theories and practice to respond to emerging needs. Through our relationship with the Michener Institute for Education and UHN Research, we are leveraging existing structures to bring research, education and learning together.
Dr. Maria Mylopoulos, PhDScientist and Associate Director of Training Programs, The Wilson Centre, UHNAssociate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, University of TorontoCurriculum Scientist, Undergraduate Medical Education & Medical Psychiatry Alliance (MPA)
Dr. Mylopoulos’ research program explores the development and maintenance of expertise, with a particular focus on how health professionals deal with uncertainty, novelty and complexity in their daily clinical problem solving. The aim of her research is to evolve understanding of the knowledge and capabilities that underpin this facet of expertise as it occurs in real-world contexts using theoretical frameworks of clinical reasoning and adaptive expertise. The ultimate goal of her research is to translate this understanding to educational design that promotes the development of exceptional clinicians who are able to handle the complexities and challenges of the health care workplace.
Dr. Mathieu Albert, PhDScientist, The Wilson Centre, UHNAssociate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. Albert’s current research program examines how the changing research policy landscape in Canada has potentially created new boundaries in health research. Mathieu has authored or co-authored 40 papers in peer reviewed papers and authored six book chapters. He is co-editor, along with Drs. Barbara Prainsack and Scott Frickel, of a volume on interdisciplinarity, entitled "Investigating Interdisciplinarities", published by Rutgers University Press in 2017. Dr. Albert has held 14 peer reviewed grants, and his current research is funded by SHIRC.