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Vernon Curran

Degree & Credential: B.A. Memorial, Dip.Ad.Ed. St. Francis Xavier, M.Ed. Dalhousie, Post Grad. Cert. British Columbia, Ph.D. Guelph
Title: Director of Academic Research and Development Professor of Medical Education
Organization: Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Vernon Curran is Professor of Medical Education, Director of Academic Research and Development and Past-Director of the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education with the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.  He also holds a cross-appointment with the Faculty of Education at Memorial University and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Adult Education and Post-Secondary Studies.  He is currently chair of the Certificate program in Medical Teaching offered through the Faculty of Medicine.  Vernon holds degrees in psychology, adult education, distributed learning and extension studies and specializes in research in the areas of medical and health professionals education, continuing professional education, tele-education and interprofessional education in the health professions.  He teaches in the areas of adult learning and development, teaching and learning in medical education, organization and administration of adult education, adult education methods, and interprofessional education in the health professions. 

Past work in the area of interprofessional education and collaborative patient-centred practice includes:


  • Co-Chair, Curricula Sub-Committee, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) 
  • Member, World Health Organization (WHO) Study Group on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice 
  • Member, International Association for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Board of Directors
  • Member, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) Steering Committee
  • Co-Lead, Decision Support Synthesis Report on Interprofessional Teams and Quality Primary Healthcare, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF) and Health Council of Canada
  • Consultant, Primary Health Care Transition Fund Synthesis Report on Collaborative Care, Conference Board of Canada
  • Consultant, Atlantic Education Working Group, Building a Better Tomorrow Initiative, Department of Health, Government of Nova Scotia

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