Centre for Health Education Scholarship

The Centre for Health Education Scholarship (CHES) is a research and education centre that strives to enhance the health of people and populations by supporting the educational practices of the health professions. We do this is by working to understand how health care providers learn and how health professions educators teach. To this end, we conduct research, build capacity, and enable leadership.

Through original research, we use data collection to advance theory and develop practical approaches for more effective selection, training, and assessment of health professionals in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

We build capacity for improved health education by working with students, faculty, and the broader community to intensively support them in answering questions about why, when, where, or how educational interventions work.

Through our Fellowship, Master’s, and Mini-Sabbatical programs, we train and support the future leaders of health professions education training programs. Through these and other programs, we offer knowledge and skill development, research mentorship, and career support.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Campbell, Suzanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Clinical nursing, primary (preventive care); Community Health / Public Health; Health Promotion; Interpersonal Communication; Educational Technologies; Health Care Technologies; Modelization and Simulation; social determinants of health; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Adult Education and Continuing Education; global maternal-infant-child health; health communication; interprofessional health professional education; lactation support; leadership in nursing; simulation nursing education
Choi, Peter Tsz Lung Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Anesthesiology, peroperative medicine, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, research education
Eva, Kevin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cognition; Adult Education and Continuing Education; Health Professions Education; Assessment and Selection; clinical reasoning; Implementation Science; Continuing Professional Development; Judgment and Decision-Making
Hatala, Rose Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) in-training (such as the mini-cex) and high-stakes assessment methods; clinical reasoning
Jarvis-Selinger, Sandra Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Education, human learning, development, and instruction, education innovation, konwledge translation, teaching excellence, curriculum design, technology
Nimmon, Laura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Qualitative research; Health Professions Education; Chronic Diseases in Elderly; Chronic disease care; Collaborative pratice; End of life care; Families and Caregivers; Family and Care Givers; Health Care Organization; Interdisciplinary team communication; Interpersonal Communication; Palliative Care; Patient centered care; Power and Organization; Teamwork
Regehr, Glenn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Adult Education and Continuing Education; Professional Trajectories; medical education; health professional education; professional identity formation; authentic workplace assessment; clinical reasoning
Scott, Ian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Recall Enhanced Learning; Impact of Learners on Quality of Care Medical student career choice; Clinical Decision Making; Curriculum Design; Science of learning/science of teaching; Photovoice
Sidhu, Ravinder Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Vascular surgery, Medical education research, Postgraduate assessment and evaluation
Towle, Angela Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) active involvement of patients and lay people from the community in the education of health professionals to advance understanding of the role patients can play in student learning and the long-term impact.