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Latika Nirula   PhD

Director, Centre for Faculty Development Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Latika leads the CFD as Director, providing academic and operational leadership across the Centre’s initiatives to advance faculty development across the health system locally, nationally and internationally. She effectively applies her academic, teaching, and curriculum design expertise to innovative faculty development utilizing adult learning principles, simulation, and digital learning. Latika is building a research program focused on patient and family identity formation in faculty development and teacher performance enhancement. She is currently building and applying her skills in Solution Focused Coaching to support development of clinical teachers across their career spans.

Latika holds an academic appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She has a PhD from the University of Toronto in Developmental Psychology and Education, and is a graduate of the CFD’s New and Evolving Academic Leaders (NEAL) program. Latika is also a recipient of the 2020 Helen Batty Award for Sustained Excellence in Faculty Development Teaching.

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