Dr. Heather Braund is a Health Education Researcher and Consultant with OPDES. She also holds assistant professor (adjunct) appointments with the School of Medicine and the Faculty of Education at Queen’s where she has taught courses in curriculum design, knowledge translation, program evaluation, and cognition. She is also a certified teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers. Heather has a B.Sc. (Honours) degree in Psychology and Biology from Trent University. She completed her B.Ed., M.Ed., and Ph.D. in Education at Queen’s University. Her SSHRC funded graduate work explored the intersection between assessment, metacognition, and self-regulated learning. As a mixed methodologist using both quantitative and qualitative methods she has experience with conducting needs assessments, educational research, program evaluations, and reviews (systematic and scoping) in primary, secondary, and post-secondary contexts (e.g., health professions education). Additionally, Heather acts as the simulation consultant for OPDES where she facilitates scholarship and professional development activities related to simulation-based learning in the health professions. She collaborates with teams at all stages of the research process from idea conception to knowledge translation.
Heather Braund PhD, BSc (Hons), BEd, MEd, OCT