Lectures and seminars Do researchers need to be insular to be successful in medical education research?
Welcome to a seminar with Mathieu Albert from the Wilson Centre, Canada
In this presentation our invited guest from the Wilson Centre, Mathieu Albert, will use bibliometric data to argue that the field of medical education research is both relatively insular and health-research oriented. This insularity may be explained by institutional and cultural factors. As most medical education researchers are housed in medical schools, they need to follow certain academic norms to gain symbolic capital and reach success.
An open discussion with the audience on the notion of academic success will follow Mathieu’s presentation. The seminar is open to all.
Mathieu Albert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist at the Institute for Research in Education and the Wilson Centre at the University Health Network.
His current work is located at the intersection of higher education and the sociology of science and knowledge and focuses on cross-disciplinary knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary relationship between academics.
The presentation will build on the following paper
Barriers to cross-disciplinary knowledge flow: The case of medical education research.
Albert M, Rowland P, Friesen F, Laberge S
Perspect Med Educ 2022 06;11(3):149-155
Please sign up by Friday the 14th October 2022.
If you would like to participate but are unable to attend in person, a zoom link will be provided.