Nancy McNaughton PhD

Scientist - The Wilson Centre
Education Scholar - Centre for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, The Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Assistant Professor - Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation


Dr. McNaughton is the Education Scholar at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and an Assistant Professor with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at University of Toronto. Her research uses critical social science perspectives to inform questions about health professional socialization and intersections of power as they relate to equity, access and constructions of knowledge legitimacy.  Her research explores education as an embodied cultural and political undertaking that shapes and is shaped by emotion and affect. 

As a critical qualitative researcher with many years’ experience in simulation based education she works with different methodologies including participatory action research, critical discourse analysis and grounded theory approaches in order to explore the multiple and shifting practices that shape health professions education.