Adjunct Appointees

Banfield, Valerie
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
valerie.banfield@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Adult nursing critical care; emergency nursing; interprofessional faclitator; development/assessment of IPC competencies; simulation
Braunstein-Moody, Janet
Area of Expertise: Knowledge of public health principles, knowledge of government processes and practice;
Brooks, Elaine
Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, NS Health Authority
elaine.brooks@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Geriatrics and orthopedic surgery with a community focus on osteoprosis
Browne, Gina
Founder & Director, Health & Social Service Utilization Research Unit, McMaster University
gina.browne@mcmaster.ca
Area of Expertise:Economic evaluations of service intervention research;    
Bruce, Beth
Director, DESIGN - Research & Evaluation Consultant
beth@redesign-evaluation.com
Area of Expertise: Research design and implementation of research projects including program evaluation; qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis
Campbell, Trudy
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology, QEII Health Sciences Centre & Program Coordinator, MS Research Unit, Dalhousie Univesity
trudy.campbell@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Clinical and research interests include health related quality of life, disease modifying therapies (adherence, safety), impact of comorbidities on MS progression, and nursing practice recommendations
Carson, Glenda
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Women's & Newborn Program, IWK Health Centre
glenda.carson@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Advanced practice nursing; perinatal addiction and substance use; perinatal critical care and relational ethics. Research - phenomenology and interest in nurse-patient pedagogic relationships
Cicchelli, Lisa
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Rehabiliation Services, IWK Health Centre lisa.cicchelli@iwk.nshealth.ca
Cooper, Elizabeth
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, IWK Health Centre
elizabeth.cooper@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Research - burden of illness; adherence during adolescence and transition from pediatric to adult care
Cormier, Valerie
Program Coordinator, Tri County, Women's Centre, Yarmouth
valerie.cormier@gmail.com
Crombie, James
Associate Professor, Departement de Sciences Humaines, Université Sainte-Anne
james.crombie@usainteanne.ca
Area of Expertise: Philosophy of health; pharma-ethics, patents and access to treatment, science, technoglogy and democracy, bioethics
Currie, Barbara
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, NS Health Authority barbara.currie@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Advanced practice nusing outcomes, as well as chronic disease management
DeSantis, Marcia
Manager, Understanding Communities Unit, Public Health Services
marcia.desantis@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Public health, population health, epidemiology, surveillance, social determinants of health
Elliott Rose, Annette E
Director, Professional Practice Support, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Atlantic Region)
annette.elliottrose@hc-sc.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Research interests on how integrated care delivery systems support sustainable, accessible health care based upon a broad understanding of health and based upon population health needs.  
Garden-Jayasinghe, Jacquelyn
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, General Internal Medicine, Hypertension Clinic, NS Health Authority
jacquelyn.jayasinghe@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Investigation and treatment of hypertension with a specific interest in hyperaldosteronism and adherence to treatment
Gaudine, Alice
Professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland
agaudine@mun.ca
Area of Expertise: Nurses' ethical conflicts; intergenerational communication among nurses; nurses' work life; ethics committees
Giacomantonio, Chris
Research Coordinator, Halifax Regional Police
giacomc@halifax.ca
Area of Expertise: Police, policing qualitative methods, crime and violence prevention, multi-agency responses to crime, public financing models
Gien, Lan
Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland
lgien@mun.ca
Area of Expertise: Gerontology, population health, chronic disease management, multicultural health, mixed method research
Goodwin, Shelley (Dr.)
Psychologist, Dr. Shelley Goodwin Psychological Services
slgoodwin@eastlink.ca
Area of Expertise:
Interprofessional collaborative practice, Rural practice, First responder Operational stress injury, and Equine facilitated psychotherapy
Guest, Tim
VP Integrated Health Services - Prog Care 2 & Chief Nursing Officer, NSHA
tim.guest@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Expertise in health system planning, design and leadership as well as quality and patient safety covering all sectors of the health system.  Experience participating in governance for Regulatory Colleges, Professional Associations; and am a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
Gurnham, Mary Ellen
Senior Director, Interprofessional Practice & Learning, NS Health Authority
maryellen.gurnham@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Professional practice; optimizing scopes of practice; interprofessional collaboration; strategic planning; integration of learning and professional practice
Hamilton, Joan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Nova Scotia
joan.hamilton@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Oncology nursing assessment and care;  
Hebb, Trudy
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
trudy.hebb@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Research interests - simulation, concept-based learning and e-learning module development
Helm, Nichole
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Team, IWK Health Centre
nichole.helm@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Pediatric, primary and preventive care, pediatric pain, advanced practice nursing, nurse practitioner practice, pediatric chronic conditions, adolescent health
Hewitt, Brenda
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IWK Health Centre
brenda.hewitt@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Knowledge translation; breast feeding, particularly with premature or ill newborns; substance use in pregnancy and early parenthood; simulation and learning in professional education 
Hirsch, Geri
Advanced Practice Nurse, Hepatology Services, Division of Gastroenterology, NS Health Authority
geri.hirsch@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Viral liver disease; blood borne pathogens; marginalized populations
Hubley, Theresa
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, IWK Health Centre
theresa.hubley@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Cardiac surgery, ICU, primary health care and geriatrics. Program development and care of the elderly in the home environment
Hunt, Cindy
Senior Research Associate, Head Injury Clinic, St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
huntci@smh.ca
Area of Expertise: Research focuses on injuries, particularly concussion in vulnerable populations, with a focus on strategies to improve early access to the right care.
Johnston, Celeste
Professor Emeritus, Ingram School of Nurisng, McGill University
celeste.johnston@mcgill.ca
Area of Expertise: Pain in children and infants, especially preterm neonates. Measurement and assessment of pain, non-pharmacological interventions, especially Kangroo care, research design, issues in measurement
 
Knox, Janet
President & CEO, NS Health Authority
janet.knox@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Best practices in healthcare; innovation
Lackie, Kelly
Faculty, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
kelly.lackie@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: IPE for collaborative patient/family-centred practice. Research development/evaluation of interprofessional assessment tools; IP Collaborative practice.
Lamb, Alyson
NS Health Authority, Health Services Manager
alyson.lamb@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Nusing leadership.  Previous research focused on advanced practice nursing leadership.  Current focus is on building leadership capacity in front line nurse.
Lang, Ariella
Nurse Scientist, Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada
ariella.lang@von.ca
Area of Expertise: Mixed methods; integrated knowledge translation; homecare safety with emphasis on medication management and palliative/end of life care; primary bereavement care
Lawlor, Diana
Nurse Practitioner, Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery, NS Health Authority
diana.lawlor@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Diabetes, obesity, weight loss surgery, knowledge transfer and translation
Lowther, Shelley
Clinical Nurse Specialist, IWK Health Centre
shelley.lowther@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Partnering with patients and families; finding ways to liase with hospital and community partners to improve pediatric pain management.  Patient involvement in non-pharmacological pain management strategies
MacDonald, Raylene
Community Mental Health Nurse, Seniors Mental Health, NS Health Authority
raylenem@eastlink.ca
Area of Expertise: Mental health; gerontological nursing
MacMillan, Kathleen
Adjunct, Retired
kathleen.maclillan@bellaliant.net
Area of Expertise: IPEC, patient safety, health policy, leadership
McLaughlin, Heather
Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, (Public Service) DND
mclaughlin.hf@forces.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Women's health; gynecology
McLeod, Deborah
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC), NS Health Authority
deborah.mcleod@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Oncology/psychosocial oncology, palliative care and communication
Muxlow, Josephine
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Mental Health, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (Atlantic Region)
josephine_muxlow@hc-sc.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Mental health and addiction, system leadership, community health and community development
O'Leary, Gina
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cardiac Care Team, IWK Health Centre
gina.oleary@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Pediatric and newborn assessment, pediatric cardiology, congenital heart defects, acquired pediatric heart disease, advanced practice nursing, family-centred care
 
Robinson, Betty Ann
Professional Development Consultant , IWK Health Centre
bettyann.robinson@icloud.com
Area of Expertise: Nursing and interprofessional health education, Perinatal nursing and breastfeeding; Strengths-based, capacity building education; relational practice and education; implementation of best practice
Saxe-Braithwaite, Marcy
Senior Director, Perioperative Services, NS Health Authority
marcy.saxe-braithwaite@nshealth.ca
Snowdon, Anne
Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship; Chair, World Health Innovatin Network, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
anne.snowdon@uwindsor.ca
Area of Expertise: Health innovation and leadership, procurement; health policy, industry partnerships, injury prevention, knowledge translation
Srivastava, Rani
Chief of Nursing & Professional Practice, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
rani_srivastava@camh.net
Area of Expertise: Diversity and cultural competence in health care at the clinical and organizational level. Areas of expertise include: practice development, interprofessional collaboration and leadership and organizational change management.
Tinning, Amanda
Nurse Practitioner Transitional Heart Failure Clinic, NSHA, QEII
amanda.tinning@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Chronic disease management, care transitions, heart failture management, advance care planning.  Research interest - end-stage heart failure, frailty, health care utilization, palliative care
Tomblin Murphy, Gail
VP, Research & Innovation, NSHA, QEII
gail.tomblinmurphy@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Needs-based approaches to health systems and workforce planning, evaulation and research, capacity buliding, knowledge translation and leadership
Vandewater, Deborah
Health Care Consultant
vandewater@ns.sympatico.ca
Area of Expertise: Geriatric nurse; Nursing policy development with First Nations
Viel, Deborah
Clinical Instructor & Principal Consultant, Yarmouth Site and Borealis Community Health Collaborative
phnerdviel@gmail.com
Area of Expertise: Public health nursing, community health, immunizations, maternal child health, First Nation/Inuit health, communicable disease, sexual and reproductive health, social determinants of health, global health, TB control, health promotion, health promotion
Vine, Jocelyn
VP, Patient Care & Chief Nurse Executive IWK Health Centre
jocelyn.vine@iwk.nshealth.ca  
Whelan, Ruth
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
ruth.whelan@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Curriculum design; on-line learning; performance-based certification; competence assessments; conceptual learning; active learning methodologies;

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Banfield, Valerie
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
valerie.banfield@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Adult nursing critical care; emergency nursing; interprofessional faclitator; development/assessment of IPC competencies; simulation
Braunstein-Moody, Janet
Area of Expertise: Knowledge of public health principles, knowledge of government processes and practice;
Brooks, Elaine
Nurse Practitioner, Orthopedic Surgery, NS Health Authority
elaine.brooks@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Geriatrics and orthopedic surgery with a community focus on osteoprosis
Browne, Gina
Founder & Director, Health & Social Service Utilization Research Unit, McMaster University
gina.browne@mcmaster.ca
Area of Expertise:Economic evaluations of service intervention research;    
Bruce, Beth
Director, DESIGN - Research & Evaluation Consultant
beth@redesign-evaluation.com
Area of Expertise: Research design and implementation of research projects including program evaluation; qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis
Campbell, Trudy
Nurse Practitioner, Division of Neurology, QEII Health Sciences Centre & Program Coordinator, MS Research Unit, Dalhousie Univesity
trudy.campbell@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Clinical and research interests include health related quality of life, disease modifying therapies (adherence, safety), impact of comorbidities on MS progression, and nursing practice recommendations
Carson, Glenda
Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Women's & Newborn Program, IWK Health Centre
glenda.carson@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Advanced practice nursing; perinatal addiction and substance use; perinatal critical care and relational ethics. Research - phenomenology and interest in nurse-patient pedagogic relationships
Cicchelli, Lisa
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pediatric Rehabiliation Services, IWK Health Centre lisa.cicchelli@iwk.nshealth.ca
Cooper, Elizabeth
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hematology, Oncology, Nephrology, IWK Health Centre
elizabeth.cooper@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Research - burden of illness; adherence during adolescence and transition from pediatric to adult care
Cormier, Valerie
Program Coordinator, Tri County, Women's Centre, Yarmouth
valerie.cormier@gmail.com
Crombie, James
Associate Professor, Departement de Sciences Humaines, Université Sainte-Anne
james.crombie@usainteanne.ca
Area of Expertise: Philosophy of health; pharma-ethics, patents and access to treatment, science, technoglogy and democracy, bioethics
Currie, Barbara
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, Division of Gastroenterology, NS Health Authority barbara.currie@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Advanced practice nusing outcomes, as well as chronic disease management
DeSantis, Marcia
Manager, Understanding Communities Unit, Public Health Services
marcia.desantis@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Public health, population health, epidemiology, surveillance, social determinants of health
Elliott Rose, Annette E
Director, Professional Practice Support, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (Atlantic Region)
annette.elliottrose@hc-sc.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Research interests on how integrated care delivery systems support sustainable, accessible health care based upon a broad understanding of health and based upon population health needs.  

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Garden-Jayasinghe, Jacquelyn
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, General Internal Medicine, Hypertension Clinic, NS Health Authority
jacquelyn.jayasinghe@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Investigation and treatment of hypertension with a specific interest in hyperaldosteronism and adherence to treatment
Gaudine, Alice
Professor, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland
agaudine@mun.ca
Area of Expertise: Nurses' ethical conflicts; intergenerational communication among nurses; nurses' work life; ethics committees
Giacomantonio, Chris
Research Coordinator, Halifax Regional Police
giacomc@halifax.ca
Area of Expertise: Police, policing qualitative methods, crime and violence prevention, multi-agency responses to crime, public financing models
Gien, Lan
Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, Memorial University of Newfoundland
lgien@mun.ca
Area of Expertise: Gerontology, population health, chronic disease management, multicultural health, mixed method research
Goodwin, Shelley (Dr.)
Psychologist, Dr. Shelley Goodwin Psychological Services
slgoodwin@eastlink.ca
Area of Expertise:
Interprofessional collaborative practice, Rural practice, First responder Operational stress injury, and Equine facilitated psychotherapy
Guest, Tim
VP Integrated Health Services - Prog Care 2 & Chief Nursing Officer, NSHA
tim.guest@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Expertise in health system planning, design and leadership as well as quality and patient safety covering all sectors of the health system.  Experience participating in governance for Regulatory Colleges, Professional Associations; and am a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
Gurnham, Mary Ellen
Senior Director, Interprofessional Practice & Learning, NS Health Authority
maryellen.gurnham@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Professional practice; optimizing scopes of practice; interprofessional collaboration; strategic planning; integration of learning and professional practice
Hamilton, Joan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cancer Care Nova Scotia
joan.hamilton@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Oncology nursing assessment and care;  
Hebb, Trudy
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
trudy.hebb@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Research interests - simulation, concept-based learning and e-learning module development
Helm, Nichole
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Pain Team, IWK Health Centre
nichole.helm@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Pediatric, primary and preventive care, pediatric pain, advanced practice nursing, nurse practitioner practice, pediatric chronic conditions, adolescent health
Hewitt, Brenda
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IWK Health Centre
brenda.hewitt@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Knowledge translation; breast feeding, particularly with premature or ill newborns; substance use in pregnancy and early parenthood; simulation and learning in professional education 
Hirsch, Geri
Advanced Practice Nurse, Hepatology Services, Division of Gastroenterology, NS Health Authority
geri.hirsch@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Viral liver disease; blood borne pathogens; marginalized populations
Hubley, Theresa
Specialty Nurse Practitioner, IWK Health Centre
theresa.hubley@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Cardiac surgery, ICU, primary health care and geriatrics. Program development and care of the elderly in the home environment
Hunt, Cindy
Senior Research Associate, Head Injury Clinic, St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
huntci@smh.ca
Area of Expertise: Research focuses on injuries, particularly concussion in vulnerable populations, with a focus on strategies to improve early access to the right care.
Johnston, Celeste
Professor Emeritus, Ingram School of Nurisng, McGill University
celeste.johnston@mcgill.ca
Area of Expertise: Pain in children and infants, especially preterm neonates. Measurement and assessment of pain, non-pharmacological interventions, especially Kangroo care, research design, issues in measurement
 

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Knox, Janet
President & CEO, NS Health Authority
janet.knox@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Best practices in healthcare; innovation
Lackie, Kelly
Faculty, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
kelly.lackie@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: IPE for collaborative patient/family-centred practice. Research development/evaluation of interprofessional assessment tools; IP Collaborative practice.
Lamb, Alyson
NS Health Authority, Health Services Manager
alyson.lamb@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Nusing leadership.  Previous research focused on advanced practice nursing leadership.  Current focus is on building leadership capacity in front line nurse.
Lang, Ariella
Nurse Scientist, Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada
ariella.lang@von.ca
Area of Expertise: Mixed methods; integrated knowledge translation; homecare safety with emphasis on medication management and palliative/end of life care; primary bereavement care
Lawlor, Diana
Nurse Practitioner, Obesity & Weight Loss Surgery, NS Health Authority
diana.lawlor@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Diabetes, obesity, weight loss surgery, knowledge transfer and translation
Lowther, Shelley
Clinical Nurse Specialist, IWK Health Centre
shelley.lowther@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Partnering with patients and families; finding ways to liase with hospital and community partners to improve pediatric pain management.  Patient involvement in non-pharmacological pain management strategies
MacDonald, Raylene
Community Mental Health Nurse, Seniors Mental Health, NS Health Authority
raylenem@eastlink.ca
Area of Expertise: Mental health; gerontological nursing
MacMillan, Kathleen
Adjunct, Retired
kathleen.maclillan@bellaliant.net
Area of Expertise: IPEC, patient safety, health policy, leadership
McLaughlin, Heather
Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care, (Public Service) DND
mclaughlin.hf@forces.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Women's health; gynecology
McLeod, Deborah
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC), NS Health Authority
deborah.mcleod@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Oncology/psychosocial oncology, palliative care and communication
Muxlow, Josephine
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Mental Health, First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (Atlantic Region)
josephine_muxlow@hc-sc.gc.ca
Area of Expertise: Mental health and addiction, system leadership, community health and community development
O'Leary, Gina
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cardiac Care Team, IWK Health Centre
gina.oleary@iwk.nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Pediatric and newborn assessment, pediatric cardiology, congenital heart defects, acquired pediatric heart disease, advanced practice nursing, family-centred care
 

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Robinson, Betty Ann
Professional Development Consultant , IWK Health Centre
bettyann.robinson@icloud.com
Area of Expertise: Nursing and interprofessional health education, Perinatal nursing and breastfeeding; Strengths-based, capacity building education; relational practice and education; implementation of best practice
Saxe-Braithwaite, Marcy
Senior Director, Perioperative Services, NS Health Authority
marcy.saxe-braithwaite@nshealth.ca
Snowdon, Anne
Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship; Chair, World Health Innovatin Network, Odette School of Business, University of Windsor
anne.snowdon@uwindsor.ca
Area of Expertise: Health innovation and leadership, procurement; health policy, industry partnerships, injury prevention, knowledge translation
Srivastava, Rani
Chief of Nursing & Professional Practice, Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
rani_srivastava@camh.net
Area of Expertise: Diversity and cultural competence in health care at the clinical and organizational level. Areas of expertise include: practice development, interprofessional collaboration and leadership and organizational change management.
Tinning, Amanda
Nurse Practitioner Transitional Heart Failure Clinic, NSHA, QEII
amanda.tinning@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Chronic disease management, care transitions, heart failture management, advance care planning.  Research interest - end-stage heart failure, frailty, health care utilization, palliative care
Tomblin Murphy, Gail
VP, Research & Innovation, NSHA, QEII
gail.tomblinmurphy@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Needs-based approaches to health systems and workforce planning, evaulation and research, capacity buliding, knowledge translation and leadership
Vandewater, Deborah
Health Care Consultant
vandewater@ns.sympatico.ca
Area of Expertise: Geriatric nurse; Nursing policy development with First Nations
Viel, Deborah
Clinical Instructor & Principal Consultant, Yarmouth Site and Borealis Community Health Collaborative
phnerdviel@gmail.com
Area of Expertise: Public health nursing, community health, immunizations, maternal child health, First Nation/Inuit health, communicable disease, sexual and reproductive health, social determinants of health, global health, TB control, health promotion, health promotion
Vine, Jocelyn
VP, Patient Care & Chief Nurse Executive IWK Health Centre
jocelyn.vine@iwk.nshealth.ca  
Whelan, Ruth
Nurse Educator, Registered Nurses Professional Development Centre
ruth.whelan@nshealth.ca
Area of Expertise: Curriculum design; on-line learning; performance-based certification; competence assessments; conceptual learning; active learning methodologies;