Invited Scholar

Stella Ng

Stella Ng, PhD, Reg.CASLPO

Arrell Family Chair in Health Professions Teaching
Director of Research, Centre for Faculty Development
Scientist, The Wilson Centre
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dates of Visit: April 8 – 11, 2019

Purpose of Visit

Presenter at CHES Research Rounds
May 15, 2019
Teaching and Assessing Critical Reflection: What, Why, and How?

During this visit to CHES, Dr. Ng will also be meeting with individual members of the CHES community to discuss their research ideas, offer advice, and explore areas of joint interest.


When there is no clear-cut answer to be found, how can health professionals provide good care? Dr. Stella Ng was motivated by her clinical experiences, as a pediatric audiologist, to study how health professionals learn to practice well in response to the complexities of people’s lives, the health system, and society. Stella uses interdisciplinary theories of epistemologies of practice, reflection, critical reflection, and reflexivity to explicate what health professionals do in value-conflicted, uncertain, and unstable zones of practice. Informed by this research, Stella now studies and advances critical pedagogy and knowledge mobilization approaches to support the development of compassionate, ethical, and reflective practitioners who can attend to the social dimensions of care.