Ryan Brydges




Dr. Ryan Brydges conducts research in three related domains:

(i)  Using theories of self-regulated learning to understand how to design training environments that prepare clinicians to be effective in their future lifelong learning

(ii) Optimizing the instructional design of healthcare simulation (and other technology-enhanced learning modalities) for training and assessment of healthcare professionals

(iii) Integrating simulation-based and workplace-based training and assessment practices, to ensure ongoing quality improvement in how healthcare professionals deliver data-driven and data-informed top quality care to all patients and families.

Through his studies of self-regulated learning and healthcare simulation, Dr. Brydges aims to understand how training and assessment practices translate into healthcare professional’s behaviours and health system outcomes. His applied education research has implications for health care system reform at the individual and systems levels, and for increased efficiencies in healthcare resource utilization.

Recent Publications

  1. Douflé, G, Urner, M, Dragoi, L, Jain, A, Brydges, R, Piquette, D et al.. Evaluation of an advanced critical care echocardiography program: a mixed methods study. Can J Anaesth. 2022; :. doi: 10.1007/s12630-022-02281-6. PubMed PMID:35819631 .
  2. Brydges, R, Fiume, A, Grierson, L. Mastery versus invention learning: impacts on future learning of simulated procedural skills. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2022;27 (2):441-456. doi: 10.1007/s10459-022-10094-x. PubMed PMID:35320441 .
  3. Jeyalingam, T, Walsh, CM, Tavares, W, Mylopoulos, M, Hodwitz, K, Liu, LWC et al.. Variable or Fixed? Exploring Entrustment Decision Making in Workplace- and Simulation-Based Assessments. Acad Med. 2022;97 (7):1057-1064. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004661. PubMed PMID:35263307 .
  4. Law, M, Veinot, P, Mylopoulos, M, Bryden, P, Brydges, R. Applying activity theory to undergraduate medical curriculum reform: Lessons in contradictions from multiple stakeholders' perspectives. Med Teach. 2022;44 (7):800-811. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2022.2041190. PubMed PMID:35199616 .
  5. Ng, SL, Crukley, J, Brydges, R, Boyd, V, Gavarkovs, A, Kangasjarvi, E et al.. Toward 'seeing' critically: a Bayesian analysis of the impacts of a critical pedagogy. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2022;27 (2):323-354. doi: 10.1007/s10459-021-10087-2. PubMed PMID:34973100 PubMed Central PMC9117363.
  6. Jeyalingam, T, Brydges, R, Ginsburg, S, McCreath, GA, Walsh, CM. How Clinical Supervisors Conceptualize Procedural Entrustment: An Interview-Based Study of Entrustment Decision Making in Endoscopic Training. Acad Med. 2022;97 (4):586-592. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000004566. PubMed PMID:34935727 .
  7. Cheung, JJH, Kulasegaram, KM, Woods, NN, Brydges, R. Making Concepts Material: A Randomized Trial Exploring Simulation as a Medium to Enhance Cognitive Integration and Transfer of Learning. Simul Healthc. 2021;16 (6):392-400. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000543. PubMed PMID:34860737 .
  8. Brydges, R, Nemoy, L, Ng, S, Khodadoust, N, Léger, C, Sampson, K et al.. Getting everyone to the table: exploring everyday and everynight work to consider 'latent social threats' through interprofessional tabletop simulation. Adv Simul (Lond). 2021;6 (1):39. doi: 10.1186/s41077-021-00191-z. PubMed PMID:34732264 PubMed Central PMC8564977.
  9. Tavares, W, Hodwitz, K, Rowland, P, Ng, S, Kuper, A, Friesen, F et al.. Implicit and inferred: on the philosophical positions informing assessment science. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2021;26 (5):1597-1623. doi: 10.1007/s10459-021-10063-w. PubMed PMID:34370126 .
  10. Brydges, R, Nemoy, L, Campbell, DM, Meffe, F, Moscovitch, L, Fella, S et al.. Corrigendum to ""We can't just have a casual conversation": An institutional ethnography-informed study of work in labour and birth" [Soc. Sci. Med. 279 (2021) 113975]. Soc Sci Med. 2021;284 :114248. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114248. PubMed PMID:34330528 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Professorship, Technology-Enabled Education, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor,  Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  • Scientist, The Wilson Centre