Invited Scholar

Rachel Ellaway, PhD

Professor, Community Health Sciences
Research Director, Office of Health and Medical Education Scholarship
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Dates of Visit: October 3 – 7, 2016

Purpose of Visit

Gordon Page Invited Lecturer at the 2016 CHES Celebration of Scholarship
October 5, 2016
Ideology and moral agency in health professional education scholarship

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Ellaway will be meeting with colleagues within the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


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

Dr. Ellaway is very much a generalist medical education scholar. Her early academic work focused on the use of new technologies for learning, teaching and assessment in and around health professional education. This work was marked by the development of the OpenLabyrinth virtual patient platform, two ANSI standards, and a prize from the Queen. More recently her work has focused on the theories and philosophies of medical education and of medical education scholarship.

Dr. Ellaway is an Editor for Advances in Health Science Education, she created the CAME Voice, and she is the creator and ongoing Maîtresse des Cérémonies for the AMEE Conference Fringe.