The Wilson Centre generates high quality and innovative interdisciplinary education science to propel transformations in health professions education.
Lead: Maria Mylopoulos
Affiliates: Ryan Brydges, Kulamakan (Mahan) Kulasegaram, Ayelet Kuper, Maria Athina (Tina) Martimianakis, Paula Rowland, Walter Tavares, Nicole Woods, Shiphra Ginsburg, Joanne Goldman, Nancy McNaughton, Stella Ng, Sophie Soklaridis, Catharine Walsh, Robert Paul, Sarah Wright, Betty Onyura, Cynthia R. Whitehead
Dr. Maria Mylopoulos holds her PhD in human development and education. She is currently Senior Scientist and Associate Director of the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, Program Director and Associate Professor in the Health Professions Education Research PhD concentration at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Curriculum Scientist in MD Education at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Over the last 15 years she has successfully led a program of research aimed at understanding the development and performance of adaptive expertise in medicine, with a particular focus on identifying the ways in which expert clinicians move beyond application of their past knowledge when appropriate to address the needs of patients as well as the limits and opportunities of their own contexts. In her work, Maria uses a range of methodologies and theoretical frameworks from cognitive psychology, clinical reasoning, and the learning sciences to evolve understanding of the knowledge, capabilities and learning experiences that underpin adaptive expertise. The ultimate goal of her research is to translate this understanding to educational design that promotes the development of expert clinicians who are able to handle the complexities and challenges of the healthcare workplace.