About Me

Jillianne

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Media and Technology Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). My core area of scholarship and professional practice is at the praxis of educational technology, psychology and measurement. I joined UBC in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy from the University of Victoria, prior to which I completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Assessment and Learning Technologies. My specific area of research is focused on the role of agency in learning, the design of immersive virtual environments for learning and assessment, and measurement methods in educational research.

My most important role, however, is that of a heart failure survivor and heart transplant recipient. Following my heart transplant, to honour the efforts of my medical team and the sacrifice of my donor, I have worked hard to advocate for the inclusion of patients a partners in health care. As such I am Co-Chair of the oversight and advisory committee for Patient Voices Network, a Patient Partner on the Shared Care Committee, member of the Steering Committee for Cardiac Services BC, and public member on the Medical Services Commission of BC. I am also an active keynote speaker, and in July 2016 I co-founded the HeartLife Foundation, Canada’s first – and only – national patient-led heart failure organization.

Learn more about my research here.