Dr. Ann Russell

Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network

Senior Director, Learning, Innovation and Research, Michener Institute of Education at University Health Network

Dr. Ann Russell is the Senior Director of Learning, Innovation and Applied Educational Research at the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. She is responsible for advancing the Institute’s simulation, innovation and research strategies and priorities, which are guided by the following questions: “What will health professionals be doing in 2040 and beyond? How are we responding to and anticipating change in the professions through innovative programming and partnerships?”

Dr. Russell is a cognitive scientist who completed her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her clinical background is in the area of neuropsychology and cognitive-behavioural therapy, working across the spectrum of healthcare from primary care to rehabilitation and complex continuing care.