After receiving her undergraduate degree in Music from Queen’s University and a Master’s in Music from the University of Toronto, Dr. Flynn returned to Queen’s where she received her MD in 1987 and undertook her postgraduate medical education training. She became certified as a Family Physician and subsequently as a Psychiatrist commencing her academic career at Queen’s University. She has held roles as Vice-Dean, Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Director of Continuing Medical Education, Postgraduate Program Director and the Director of Psychotherapy in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Flynn held the role of Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education at Queen’s University from 2003-2010. She is a Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine.
Dr. Flynn has received departmental awards for Excellent Leadership in Education and the Annual Staff Excellence in Teaching Award. She has conducted research in Physician Health, the role of Health Advocate, Interprofessional Education and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is currently engaged in the Queen’s transition to Competency Based Medical Education and its implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Action Plan recommendations for health professions education. She is a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Dr. Denise Stockley is a Professor and Scholar in Higher Education with the Office of the Provost (Teaching and Learning Portfolio) and the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. She is the President of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and represents Canada on the Council for the International Consortium for Educational Development. She has led curricular development and innovation at the systems level and has facilitated hundreds of workshops in the area of educational development. Her current research focuses on how we create and study environments that promote learning such as the impact of national teaching awards, research ethics training, and system-wide curricular change. She is the Principal Investigator on several research grants including those from the Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC, and CIHR) and the Networks of Centre of Excellence (NCE).
Of interest to this program, Dr. Stockley was part of the TeleLearning NCE in the 1990s that created one of the first learning management systems and has since used this background to work with all sectors on developing, implementing and evaluating online learning. When Dr. Stockley joined Queen’s in 2001, there were only 3 courses that used technology enhanced learning and she was instrumental in enabling Queen’s to become a leader in this area and was part of the team that instituted Quality Assurance and curriculum mapping across the institution.
Jennifer is the Graduate Assistant for MHPE, and a member of the Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship. She is happy to assist with questions about the program or admissions process.
In 1992 Paula completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health at Toronto Metropolitan University and became a board-certified Public Health Inspector. She has over 20 years of experience working in environmental health, tobacco control, and health promotion for public health agencies with a focus on interprofessional collaboration. In 2013 she received a Master of Public Health from Queen’s and joined the Master of Public Health Program in 2016, overseeing practicum placements. Paula recently joined the Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship as a Health Education Associate. She will be completing a Master of Health Professions Education this summer.
Madison Wright (she/her) is the Learning Experience Advisor for the MHPE program. She brings three years of educational development experience, working on the Graduate Portfolio, in the Office of Teaching and Learning at the University of Guelph. She has designed and taught a first-year seminar course at the University of Guelph on teaching and learning in the digital age. She has also worked for over a year as an Education and Scholarship Research Associate in the Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship at Queen’s University. Her doctoral research explores host-pathogen interactions relevant to individuals with cystic fibrosis. In her role as the Learning Experience Advisor, she leverages her educational development, teaching, and research expertise to support learners in the the MHPE program and provide opportunities for extension of their learning outside of class.
Kate is Manager of MHPE and the Office of Professional Development & Educational Scholarship (OPDES). The MHPE program is offered by OPDES, which is also responsible for Continuing Professional Development, Educational Scholarship, Faculty Development, and Course Development in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Learn more about OPDES.