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
Butler, Deborah Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) special education, learning disabilities, inclusive educational practices, intervention research for students with learning disabilities, Collaboration and co-regulation in teachers' professional learning, collaborative professional development models, learning disabilities in adolescence and adulhood, mathematics, metagocnition and self-regulated learning, research methods in educaiton, strategic performanc ein reading, writing
Campbell, Suzanne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) 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; simulation nursing education; interprofessional health professional education; health communication; lactation support; leadership in nursing; global maternal-infant-child health
Choi, Peter Tsz Lung Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Anesthesiology, peroperative medicine, randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, research education
Code, Jillianne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Learning and Memory; Educational Context; Educational Technologies; Learning design; Learner agency; Self-efficacy; Self-regulated Learning; Formative assessment; Situated and embodied cognition; Immersive learning; Virtual learning environments; Virtual augmented and mixed reality for learning
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 Ann 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) Interpersonal Communication; Family and Care Givers; Palliative Care; Chronic Diseases in Elderly; Health Care Organization; Power and Organization; Adult Education and Continuing Education; Health Professions Education; Qualitative research; Interdisciplinary team communication; Patient centered care; Chronic disease care; End of life care; Collaborative pratice; Teamwork; Families and Caregivers; Adult education
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.