Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Meghan M. McConnell

B.Sc. (Hons)(Acadia), Ph.D (McMaster)

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact;
Psychiatry & Behavioural Neuroscience

Member, Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD)
McMaster University

Program for Educational Research and Development
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Academic Interests

Dr McConnell's research interests focus broadly on the cognitive mechanisms that promote learning and the application of learned knowledge in real world settings (i.e., transfer) and more specifically on the role that emotions play in how people learn and transfer knowledge. Dr. McConnell is currently an Assistant Professor working closely with McMaster's Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD).

Research Interests

Learning, knowledge transfer, clinical decision making, emotions, research methodology, assessment and evaluation.

Selected Publications

  1. McConnell MM, Eva KW. The importance of emotion in the acquisition and transfer of clinical skills and knowledge. Academic Medicine. 2012; 87:1316-1322
  2. McConnell MM, Regehr G, Wood TJ, Eva KW. Self-monitoring and its relationship to medical knowledge. Advances in Health Sciences Education. 2012; 17: 311-323.
  3. McConnell MM, Shore DI. Upbeat and happy: Arousal as an important factor in studying attention. Cognition & Emotion. 2011; 25: 1184-95.
  4. McConnell MM, Shore DI. Mixing measures: Testing an assumption of the attention network test. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. 2011; 73: 1096-1107.
  5. MacLeod J, Lawrence MA, McConnell MM, Eskes GA, Klein RM, Shore, DI. Appraising the ANT: Psychometric and theoretical considerations of the Attention Network Test. Neuropsychology. 2010; 24:637-51.

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