Visiting Scholar

Dr. Rachel Ellaway

Professor, Community Health Sciences,
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Dates of visit: October 7 – 9, 2015

Purpose of Visit

Dr. Ellaway will be continuing to develop collaborative projects and initiatives with members of CHES. As the new lead for medical education scholarship at the University of Calgary, Dr. Ellaway will be exploring ways to build bridges between the two centres.


Dr. Ellaway is currently Professor of Medical Education in Community Health Sciences and Co-Director of the Office for Health and Medical Education Scholarship at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. She was previously at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

Dr. Ellaway’s academic work focuses on online learning, simulation and the development and use of new technologies for teaching and assessment in and around health professional education. Dr. Ellaway’s work encompasses the development of new theories and philosophies of medical education for this digital age. More recently her work has taken a more theoretical turn, exploring context, activity, pattern, and realism as applied to and defining of the field of medical education research. Dr. Ellaway is an editor for Advances in Health Sciences Education, wrote the ‘eMedical Teacher’ column for the journal Medical Teacher, and is the original and ongoing Maîtresse des Cérémonies for the AMEE Conference Fringe.