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Tanya Horsley, PhD

Tanya Horsley, PhD
Associate Director
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Dr. Horsley has worked in medical education research for nearly a decade. Tanya’s main research explores the formalization of integrated knowledge translation for the co-creation, use and influence of research and complex systems of care with a particular focus on multi-stakeholder engagement and organizational contexts. Tanya is experienced with meta-research, including publication patterns and transparent reporting in medical education.

Tanya chairs several national and international peer review committees and is the immediate past chair for the Society of Academic Continuing Medical Education’s Research Committee. She has expertise in evidence synthesis methods (systematic review/meta-analysis, integrative & scoping review) and proudly serves as the associate editor (reviews) for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions and the Canadian Medical Education Journal.

Azura Fennell

Azura Fennell
Administrative Coordinator,
Research Awards & Special Calls
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Azura Fennell is responsible for coordinating Royal College research medals and special calls related to medical education. Azura brings with her 18 years of administrative experience. Prior to joining the Royal College, she held the position of executive assistant with the Interior Health Authority in British Columbia, working with the executive team, board members and Ministry of Health officials. Her interests are in project coordination, synthesizing information and streamlining processes.

Allan McDougall, PhD

Allan McDougall, PhD
Research Associate
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Allan McDougall’s main research interests are sociomaterialism and the role of communication in medical education research and practice. His doctoral research used actor-network theory to explore interdisciplinary team-based care for patients with advanced heart failure. His current research focuses on object-oriented pedagogy and the ontology of medical expertise.

Allan has expertise in qualitative methodologies including, but not limited to, ethnography, grounded theory and postmodern qualitative inquiry. He has worked in medical education research since 2008, and alongside his academic publications he is also the author of two research software technical manuals.

Alison Montpetit, MEd

Alison Montpetit, MEd
Education Research Grants Coordinator
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Alison Montpetit provides a wealth of leadership and expertise in coordinating research grants and supporting a number of strategically aligned research projects. Previously, she was the chief administrative officer in the Office of the Vice-President of External Relations. Prior to joining the Royal College, Alison was the acting chief of staff in the Office of Governance at the University of Ottawa.

Gregory Trevors, Ph.D

Gregory Trevors, Ph.D
Senior Policy Analyst
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Greg received his Ph.D. in 2015 from McGill University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Minnesota in educational psychology, providing him expertise in theories of learning and instruction as well as experience in a range of research methods. Greg is supporting a number of initiatives for the Research Unit including a Royal College Research & Scholarship Task Force and will be exploring his research interests in developing effective health communication.

Jeanie Zeiter

Jeanie Zeiter
Research Coordinator
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Jeanie Zeiter is responsible for coordinating Research Unit projects including evidence syntheses, mixed-methods designs and program evaluations. Jeanie supports the preparation and submission of scholarly work for publication, research ethics review and grant applications. She also coordinates the Research Forum — a monthly staff event that showcases Royal College staff research and scholarship.

Jeanie came to the Royal College in 2012 with 20 years of experience working in all phases of the research process, including project management, data collection and analysis, and study development. Her primary areas of research include epidemiology and medical education.

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