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); lactation support; interprofessional health professional education; health communication; Interpersonal Communication; leadership in nursing; Community Health / Public Health; Health Promotion; Educational Technologies; Health Care Technologies; simulation nursing education; social determinants of health; Adult Education and Continuing Education; global maternal-infant-child health
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
Haji, Faizal Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health care safety and quality improvement; Surgical Education; Global Surgery; Simulation in Healthcare; Health Professions Education; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
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) Health sciences; Qualitative research; medical education; Health Professions Education; Social network analysis; Human connection; Interdependence; Social theories; Social power; Palliative Care
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, Ravindar Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Vascular surgery, Medical education research, Postgraduate assessment and evaluation