BiographyBernie Garrett is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, School of Nursing. He has a range of teaching and clinical experience from medical and renal nursing practice in the UK where he was a renal Clinical Nurse Specialist for 15 years before becoming a nurse educator. He holds a PhD in information Science, specializing in education and artificial intelligence, and prior to his current appointment he was a Department Head for Critical & Specialist Care at Oxford Brookes University School of Health and Social Care in the U.K. Between 2009-2011 he served as Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies at the UBC School of Nursing. His work is underpinned by a passion for the philosophy of science and evidence-based practice and he frequently writes on these subjects.
He was the recipient of the 2007 at the University of British Columbia Spencer Award for Information Technology Innovation, for his work on developing a mobile PDA-based e-portfolio for students, and the CRNBC Award of Excellence in Nursing Education in 200, was the Elizabeth Kenny-McCann Nursing Education Scholar at UBC between 2013-2014, and was the National CASN Pat Griffin Nursing Education Scholar for 2014-15.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Over most of his career Dr. Garrett’s work has been focused upon professional education and educational technologies including simulation, and his current work highlights two main areas: 1) Nursing science, philosophy, and the use of deceptive and non-evidence based practices in contemporary healthcare. 2) The use of virtual and augmented reality in clinical and educational applications.
Science, general aviation, boating, guitar.