Jan. 12, 2022

Dr. Sarah Anderson appointed Scientist Educator

Dr. Anderson has been appointed Scientist Educator in the Office of Faculty Development and Performance (OFDP) as of January 1, 2022.
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The Science Educator works with science faculty members to sharpen their teaching skills and develop innovative strategies for science education in the Cumming School of Medicine.

This is a brand new role and OFDP is delighted that Dr. Anderson is taking it on and carving out a new space for faculty development.


Dr. Sarah Anderson is an instructor with the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. Sarah's neuroeducation-based research seeks to inform teaching and learning by understanding the biology of learning. This approach combines neural (EEG), biometric (eye-tracking), and behavioural data as novel proximal measures of learning in higher education. She uses this evidence to inform best practices and applies lessons learned in her approaches as an anatomy educator in medical and undergraduate programs. Sarah also enjoys curriculum development, brainstorming new ideas with colleagues, and serves on several educational committees. Outside of work, Sarah spends time playing with clay in the pottery studio, growing plants, travelling, and connecting with family and friends.