Our Team

Marian Luctkar-Flude

Marian Luctkar-Flude RN, PhD, CCSNE (she/her) is an Associate Professor at the Queen’s University, School of Nursing and Co-President of the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators using Simulation (CAN-Sim). Dr. Luctkar-Flude has extensive experience with high-fidelity patient simulation, interprofessional education and online learning. Her current program of research focuses on virtual simulation game design, presimulation preparation approaches, and faculty development.

She was the 2019 recipient of the Principal’s Educational Technology Award at Queen’s University for advancing the use of technology such as virtual simulation games in undergraduate nursing education, and the 2019 CASN Pat Griffin Nursing Education Research Scholar Award.

Jane Tyerman

Jane Tyerman RN, PhD, CCSNE (she/her) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, School of Nursing. She has over 24 years of experience in direct clinical practice (medical-surgical, critical care, mental health) and over 16 years as a nurse educator. Dr. Tyerman is co-Principal Investigator for the Make it Better Sexual Orientation and Gender Identify (SOGI) Nursing Education Toolkit. She has made significant contributions to nursing education through advancing the pedagogy that underpins the effective use of clinical simulation, as well as through her innovative use of technology (virtual simulation) to expand equity and access to high-quality teaching and learning resources.

Through her work as co-President of the Canadian Alliance of Nurse Educators Using Simulation (CAN-Sim) she has co-lead in the development of over 30 virtual simulation games where her contributions to clinical simulation motivate and stimulate nursing students to think critically and creatively. She is one of the first nurse educators to receive the Certified Canadian Simulation Nurse Educator (CCSNE) designation from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN).

Kevin Woo

Dr. Kevin Woo is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Queen’s University. He is an internationally renowned researcher and expert in wound care and chronic disease management. He received the 2012 International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Early Career Research Award for his work exploring the issue of inflammatory response and pain in chronic wounds, and an Early Researcher Award 2014-2019 from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is the Clinical Web Editor for Advances in Skin and Wound Care journal web site and serves on a number of advisory boards including the International Skin Tears Advisory Panel (ISTAP), and Why Wound Care. Dr. Woo will guide the content development for the virtual simulation games, website and V-OSCE.

Barbara Wilson-Keates

Dr. Barbara Wilson-Keates is an Academic Coordinator at Athabasca University with critical care nursing experience. She has been involved with simulation education since 2005 and has contributed to numerous collaborative simulation research projects. She is an active member of CAN-Sim and has participated in their simulation and virtual simulation design workshops as an instructor. She has helped to create several virtual simulation games for use in the Athabasca University online Bachelor of Nursing programs. Dr. Wilson-Keates will provide support during the game design process and dissemination activities of the project.

Deborah Tregunno

Dr. Deborah Tregunno is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Queen’s University. She has been a nurse most of her life and is passionate about the role nurses play in providing compassionate care and in keeping patient’s safe in increasingly complex healthcare environments. She held a 2016-18 Associated Medical Services Phoenix Fellowship in which she focused on professional identity formation among nurses, and the delivery of compassionate care. Deborah is particularly interested in the role narrative methods can play in exposing multiple ideologies of nursing and how it may be used to reframe the culture of nursing education and practice. Deborah has been involved in simulation since 2004, when she was part of developing the first simulation laboratory in the School of Nursing at York University. In 2013-14 she led a Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) productivity and innovation grant, which demonstrated an unprecedented level of collaboration among 13 schools of nursing to enhance the use of clinical simulation to prepare nursing students for entry to practice. Her work is recognized by the 2015 COUPN Teaching Innovation Award, the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) 2017 Excellence in Nursing Education (Tenured) and the Queen’s University Principal’s Educational Technology Award. Dr. Tregunno will lead the development and implementation of the dissemination campaign.