I am a health professions education scientist with a particular interest in tacit forms of knowledge - that is, what is known yet is difficult to put into words - and "knowledge work" in complex clinical contexts. In particular, I use qualitative methodologies to study the development and use of tacit knowledge by health care practitioners, and the hidden forces that practitioners must contend with in complex health and social care systems. I aim to explicate these otherwise overlooked aspects of practice toward informing health professions education and systems of care and practice. I formerly practiced as an educational audiologist and maintain my professional licensure as a clinical audiologist as well as focus my program of research in a pediatric integrated care context. I enjoy facilitating workshops, engaging in dialogue, and presenting on the topics listed below.
Areas of Scholarship: health professional education, tacit knowledge, knowledge translation, professional issues in audiology,interprofessional collaboration, written professional communication, educational audiology, school-based management of auditory processing disorder;Research Topics: epistemologies of practice, reflective practice, professional socialization, integrated care for children with disabilities; Research Approaches: constructivist grounded theory, institutional ethnography, critical social science approaches