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Dr. Lawrence Grierson

Dr. Lawrence  Grierson

Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 Ext. 22738

Education:

  1. BSc (UW, 2001), MSc (UW, 2003), PhD(McMaster 2008), CK (2011)

Biography:

Academic Rank                  

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Program for Educational Research and Development, and McMaster Program for Rural and Community Education, McMaster University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University
  • Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University

Academic Leadership Roles

  • Acting Director, MSc Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Associate Director, MSc Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Course Coordinator, HSED 704, Fundamentals of Technical and Non-Technical Skill Acquisition: Implications for Simulation-based Education, Masters of Science in Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Course Coordinator, HSED 700, Health Sciences Education Residency I, Masters of Science in Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Course Coordinator, HSED 707, Health Sciences Education Residency II, Masters of Science in Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee, Masters of Science in Health Sciences Education Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University

Special Interest

  • Medical Education
  • Precision Skill Acquisition
  • Sensorimotor Control of Movement
  • Observational Practice and Educational Networking
  • Simulation-based Education

Selected Publications                                                              

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Domuracki K, Wong A, Olivieri L, Grierson L.E.M. (2015). The Impact of Observing Flawed and Flawless Demonstrations on Clinical Skill Learning. Medical Education, 49, 186-192.

  • Grierson L. E. M. (2014). Information processing, specificity of practice, and the transfer of learning: Considerations for reconsidering fidelity. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 19, 281-289.

  • Grierson L. E. M. (2014) Revising the Tortoise. Medical Education, 48, 461-462.

  • Grierson, L. E. M., Barry, M. Kapralos, B., Carnahan, H. & Dubrowski, A. (2012). The role of collaborative interactivity in the observational practice of clinical skills. Medical Education. 46, 409-416. "

  • Grierson, L. E. M. (2012). We’re talking about feedback…aren’t we? Advances in Health Sciences Education, 17, 1-4.

  • Grierson, L. E. M., Lyons, J. & Elliott, D. (2011). The impact of real and illusory perturbations on the early trajectory adjustments of goal-directed movements. Journal of Motor Behavior, 43, 383-391.

  • Elliott, D., Grierson, L. E. M., Hayes, S. J. & Lyons, J. (2011). Action representations in perception, motor control and learning: Implications for medical education. Medical Education, 45, 119-131.

  • Grierson, L. E. M., Zelek, J., Lam, I., Black, S. E. & Carnahan, H. (2011). The Applicability of Vibrotactile Directional Information in Facilitating Navigation for Persons with Dementia. Assistive Technology, 23, 108-115.

  • Grierson, L. E. M., Melnyk, M., Jowlett, N., Backstein, D. & Dubrowski, A. (2011). Bench model surgical skill training improves novice ability to multitask:  A randomized controlled study. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 163, 192-198.

 

Book Chapters

  • Elliott, D., Hansen, S. & Grierson, L. (2010). The legacy of R.S. Woodworth: The two component model revisited. In D. Elliott and M.A. Khan (Ed.), Vision and goal-directed movement: Neurobehavioral perspectives. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

  • Hansen, S., Grierson, L., Khan, M.A. & Elliott, D. (2010). Rapid regulation of limb trajectories: Response to perturbation. In D. Elliott and M.A. Khan (Ed.), Vision and goal-directed movement: Neurobehavioral perspectives. Champaign, Il: Human Kinetics.

  • Elliott, D., Hansen, S., & Grierson, L. E. M. (2009). Optimising speed and energy expenditure in accurate visually-directed upper limb movements. In T. Reilly & G. Atkinson (Eds.), Contemporary sport, leisure, and ergonomics. Oxon, UK: Routledge, pp. 291-306.

Selected Grants

  • 2014 Jul - 2015 Jun           Grierson L, Schabort I, Philips S, Walton M, Wong E, Stirrett G, Archibald D, Cole G, Brailovsky C. Predictors of Canadian Certification Success among International Medical School Graduates.  Royal College for Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medical Education Research Grant. $24,060

  • Grierson L, Bernard C, Brydges R, Dubrowski A, Kapralos B, Musson D. Observational Practice and Education Networking: Extending the Simulation-based Education Beyond the Simulation Laboratory. SIM-one Ontario Simulation Network (SIM-ONE) Research. $25,000

  • 2013 Sep - 2014 Aug        Grierson L, Lyons J, Mueller V. Studies of Learning and Reasoning in Medicine: The Effect of Expressive Written Reflection on Reducing the Impact of Performance Anxiety during Simulation-based Laparoscopic Skill Assessment. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) Medical Education Research Grant. $19,975.00

Bio

Dr. Lawrence Grierson is Assistant Professor of the Department of Family Medicine, the Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD), and the Program for Rural and Community Education (Mac-CARE) at McMaster University.

Dr. Grierson leads the McMaster Department of Family Medicine Medical Education Research Group, a group that examines issues relevant to family medicine education from a variety of theoretical perspectives and works to develop sustainable programs of research to address the questions associated with these issues. Dr. Grierson is also the Course Coordinator for the Research Methods and Skills Acquisition and Simulation-based Education courses offered in McMaster’s newly-developed Masters of Health Sciences in Health Professions Education program.

Dr. Grierson maintains active research profiles in the fields of medical education, simulation-based education, assistive technologies and the control and acquisition of precision motor skill. He is a Certified Kinesiologist, as well as a member of the Canadian Association of Medical Educators and the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Psychology of Sport.