Stella Ng MSc, PhD
Assistant Professor
Speech-Language Pathology
Contact Info
T: (416) 864-6060  777363
Centre for Faculty Development - St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8
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Research Interests
Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Practice Science, Health Professions Education, Reflective Practice, Critical Reflection, Critical Pedagogy, Epistemologies of Practice

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and various foundations, Dr. Ng has explicated what health professionals do in value-conflicted, uncertain, and unstable zones of practice. Informed by this research, Stella applies and studies transformative education approaches to support health professionals in being reflective practitioners and agents of change. She became a registered audiologist in 2006; and while practicing, earned her PhD in Health Professional Education and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in medical education. Since 2013 Stella has been the Director of Research, Centre for Faculty Development, and since 2017, the Arrell Family Chair in Health Professions Teaching.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

  1. Baker, LR, Martimianakis, MAT, Nasirzadeh, Y, Northup, E, Gold, K, Friesen, F et al.. Compassionate Care in the Age of Evidence-Based Practice: A Critical Discourse Analysis in the Context of Chronic Pain Care. Acad Med. 2018;93 (12):1841-1849. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002373. PubMed PMID:30045049 .
  2. Cheng, A, LaDonna, K, Cristancho, S, Ng, S. Navigating difficult conversations: the role of self-monitoring and reflection-in-action. Med Educ. 2017;51 (12):1220-1231. doi: 10.1111/medu.13448. PubMed PMID:28984007 .
  3. Ng, SL, Phelan, S, Leonard, M, Galster, J. A Qualitative Case Study of Smartphone-Connected Hearing Aids: Influences on Patients, Clinicians, and Patient-Clinician Interactions. J Am Acad Audiol. 2017;28 (6):506-521. doi: 10.3766/jaaa.15153. PubMed PMID:28590895 .
  4. Ng, S. L., Kinsella, E. A., Friesen, F., & Hodges, B. (2015). Reclaiming a theoretical orientation to reflection in medical education research: a critical narrative review. Medical education, 49(5), 461-475.

Honours and Awards

  • Meridith Marks New Educator Award, Canadian Association of Medical Educators
  • Early Career Medical Educators Champion Award
  • American Academy of Audiology New Investigator Research Award