Centre Researcher

A ‘Centre Researcher’ comes from an academic or clinical background within or outside of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. A Centre Researcher will be actively involved in leading one or more research projects related to the scholarly activities at CERI. Centre Researchers typically hold an advanced degree in education or a relevant research area (e.g., MHPE, M.Ed., PhD).

How do I become a Centre Researcher?

  • Members of the CERI Community become a Centre Researcher through invitation, or by applying after a period of consistent and active involvement with CERI.
  • You can apply to become a Centre Researcher by contacting CERI: ceri@schulich.uwo.ca
  • Centre Researcher status will be reviewed every three years by the CERI Director.

What is expected of a Centre Researcher?

  • Participate regularly in Centre events such as the CERI Research Seminar and the CERI Annual Research Symposium.
  • Disseminate their research locally and nationally through the CERI Research Seminar, CERI Annual Research Symposium, conferences, and publications.
  • Collaborate with other CERI Researchers and Scientists on shared interests.
  • Consistently act as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator of at least one active research project relevant to health professions education.
  • Contribute to the supervision or co-supervision of trainees including medical students and graduate students.
  • Support the CERI community by acting as peer reviewers for abstracts, grants, and papers, sharing copies of successful grants or REB applications, and other related activities.
  • Serve as a liaison between CERI and the other scholarly communities that they are affiliated with.
  • Report their education research activities annually.

How will it serve me/my community?

  • Opportunities to participate in a scholarly community interested in health professions education research (e.g., present and engage in research seminars, scholarly rounds, and other research-related activities).
  • Access to research infrastructure and support, including shared working space at CERI.
  • Access to expert mentorship, including opportunities for CERI Scientists to serve as members on mentorship committees.
  • Access to research expertise, peer review, and advocacy from CERI Scientists and other CERI community members.
  • Professional development opportunities, including refining skills in mentoring, writing, and reviewing, and in planning, conducting, and communicating research.
  • CERI leaders will advocate for recognition of CERI Researchers’ roles and contributions, in consultation with departmental leadership.