Leveraging Theory, Methods, & Emerging Technologies to Support Healthcare Workers’ Psychological Well-being & Training

Open lecture by Prof. Jason Harley

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Abstract: Prof. Jason Harley, will discuss the pivotal role that simulations, emerging technologies, and emotions can play in supporting healthcare worker training. In particular, their talk will emphasize how virtual simulations/VR, AI, and high-fidelity mannequins can and should support the development of both technical (e.g., central line insertion) and non-technical skills (e.g., emotion regulation) that are essential to maximizing patient safety and outcomes. Prof. Harley will also highlight the necessity of leveraging these tools to combat burnout, harassment and other grand challenges to psychological well-being in medical education. They will share psychological theories they have developed to guide and enhance the quality of their research as well as the diverse array of methodologies they and their lab deploy in a range of technology-enhanced training environments.

Bio: Jason M. Harley, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at McGill University and a Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). They are also the Director of Research at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning, Director of the Simulation, Affect, Innovation, Learning, and Surgery (SAILS) Lab, an Associate Member of the Institute for Health Sciences Education (IHSE) and the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, McGill University, as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Prof. Harley completed their FRQSC and SSHRC CGS-funded Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at McGill University in 2014. They held an FRQSC-funded postdoctoral position in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Montréal from 2014-2015 before joining the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology (tenure-track) from 2016-2019. In 2018, they won the Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award sponsored by the Technology, Instruction, Cognition, and Learning (TICL) SIG of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

Last updated: 12.1.2023