Emotional is not irrational: Rethinking the role of affect in learning and clinical performance
RBC Convention Centre, York Ballroom
Chairs: Teresa Cavett, University of Manitoba and Karen Leslie, University of Calgary
- Understand the relationship between emotions and cognitive processes
- Appreciate the integral role of emotions in clinical learning and performance
- Describe implications of the research findings for health professions education.
Dr. LeBlanc earned her PhD in experimental psychology from McMaster University in 2001. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa in 2015, she was the Associate Director and a Scientist at the Wilson Centre for Research in Education, and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry and the Department of Medicine, at the University of Toronto.
Dr. LeBlanc leads a program of research looking at the effects of emotions (particularly stress) on the learning, performance and mental health of health professionals and trainees. She has authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. She also has a number of national and international leadership roles, including serving as an Associate Editor of the journal Advances in Health Sciences Education, and working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to advance simulation-based education.