Invited Scholar


Martina Ann Kelly

Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Cumming School of Medicine
University of Calgary

Dates of Visit: March 7 – 11, 2022

Purpose of Visit

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Kelly will be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest. Dr. Kelly will also be presenting at the CHES Cutting Edge Speaker Series on March 8.


Dr. Martina Ann Kelly is a family physician and professor of family medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Most of her career has focused on undergraduate medical education. She is presently Co-Chair of the Undergraduate Education Committee for the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Co-Chair, of Canadian Undergraduate Family Medicine Education Directors. Her research is broad – current projects include a community based participatory research project on harm reduction with older people with experience of homelessness and linked studies exploring the application of generalism in medical education. Her PhD focused on touch and embodied learning in medicine. She is presently collaborating with colleagues in sociology and STEM on a SSHRC funded study, using critical phenomenology, to study on the interface between technology, touch and sensory learning.