Visiting Scholar

Dr. Tanya Horsley

Dr. Tanya Horsley

Associate Director, Research Unit,
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Faculty, Department of Epidemiology & Community Medicine,
University of Ottawa

Dates: October 27 – 31, 2014

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Purpose of Visit

During her visit, Dr. Horsley plans to connect with members of the CHES community, particularly to explore an emerging program of research examining the place of learning in daily activity across an indiscriminant continuum of practice, as well as to explore how increasing experience relates to learning across the continuum of physician practice.

Dr. Horsley also hopes to connect with researchers conducting or developing evidence syntheses to establish a broader network of collaborators.


Dr. Horsley obtained her PhD in 2002 from the University of Western Ontario. Her postdoctoral work focused in the area of epidemiology, completing a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) within the National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention. She has also gained valuable expertise in experimental study designs by conducting reviews and meta-analysis at both the Ottawa and McMaster Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Evidence-based Practice Centers.

Her current research focuses broadly on the discourses, development, and evaluation of learning strategies within the context of workplace-based learning, both as individuals and as part of a complex healthcare system/team. Examining the transferability of methodological approaches from biomedical to educational contexts for experimental designs is a burgeoning interest.

She currently teaches systematic review methodology at the University of Ottawa, is Chair of the Research Committee for the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education, and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions