A presentation by Dr. Lesley Bainbridge is now available online.

Dr. Bainbridge is Associate Principal of the College of Health Disciplines and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. She holds a master’s degree in education and an interdisciplinary doctoral degree with a focus on interprofessional health education. Her areas of special interest are interprofessional health education (IPE), collaborative practice, leadership, evaluation of IPE, curriculum development related to IPE, interprofessional practice education, and other areas related to IPE such as rural health, geriatrics, and underserved populations. She holds a UBC Killam teaching prize and several awards for leadership.

Dr. Bainbridge is currently a principle or co-investigator on several Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grants, two major Health Canada grants focusing on interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and several research grants related to shared decision-making, health human resource links to IPE and IPC, and other aspects IPE and IPC. She has published in peer reviewed journals on IPE and informed shared decision-making and has presented on IPE related topics at several national and international conferences.

Her October 2014 visit to the University of Iowa was co-sponsored by the Carver College of Medicine and the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative of the UI Health Science Colleges.