Sharla King

Sharla King

Associate Professor

Educational Psychology
6-102 Education North
(780) 492-2333

Research and Interests

Dr. Sharla King is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Program Director for the Master of Education in Health Sciences Education program. Dr. King serves as the Director of the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons (HSERC) HSERC is a shared educational resource of the health science faculties focused on health science scholarship in interprofessional team-based education at the pre-licensure and post-graduate levels and the effective use of educational technologies, such as simulation learning environments using mannequins and standardized patients. HSERC provides simulation services to faculties and community members. 

Dr. King has worked in the area of interprofessional education and research at the University of Alberta for over 10 years. Her research interests relate to interprofessional education (pre-licensure and post-graduate), blended learning, simulation education and healthcare technologies in education. 

Currently she is working on a pan-provincial collaborative project with Bethany Care and the Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research examining the use of learning circles as a means to improve quality of care in continuing care workplaces.

Sample Publications

Aubin, D. & King, S. (2015). Developing a culture of Safety: Exploring students’ perceptions of errors in an interprofessional setting. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(6) 646-648.

King, S., Carbonaro, M., Greidanus, E., Ansell, D., Foisy-Doll, C., and Magus, S. (2014). Dynamic and Routine Interprofessional Simulations: Expanding the use of simulation to enhance interprofessional competencies. Journal of Allied Health, 43(3), 169-175.

Paslawski, T., Hatch, T., Kahlke, R., MacFarlane, L., Hall, M., Taylor, L., and King, S. (2014). Action, Reflection, & Evolution: A Pilot Implementation of Interprofessional Education across Three Rehabilitation Disciplines. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 4.2,

King, S., Liu, L., Stroulia, E., and Nikolaidis, I. (2013) Using Simulations to Integrate Technology into Health Care Aides' Workflow. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning, 6(2). 

King, S., Drummond, J., Hughes, E., Bookhalter, S., Huffman, D., Ansell, D. (2013). AnInter¬ Institutional Collaboration: Transforming education through interprofessional simulations. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27, 429-431.

Greidanus, E., King, S., Loverso, T., and Ansell, D. (2013) Interprofessional Learning Objectives: Do they learn what we think they should in simulation? Journal of Nursing Education, 52(6), 311-316. 

King S., Ansell D, Foisy-Doll C, Magus S, Greidanus E, Kowalewska-Grochowska K. (2013). Save Stan Simulation Saturday- Planning and Implementing an Interprofessional Simulation Day. MedEdPORTAL; Available from: www 

Chodos, D., Stroulia, E., King, S., & Carbonaro, M. (2012) A framework for monitoring instructional environments in a virtual world. British Journal of Educational Technology, pg 1-12.  

King, S., Chodos, D., Stroulia, E., Carbonaro, M., Mackenzie, M., Reid, A., Torres, L., & Greidanus, E. (2012). Developing Interprofessional Health Competencies in a Virtual World. Medical Education Online, 17,1-11. 

Stroulia, E., Nikolaidis, I., Liu, L., King, S., & Lessard, L. (2012). Home Care and Technology: A case study. Studies in health technology and informatics, 182, 142-52. 

Aubin, D., King, S., Boechler, P., Burden, M., Rockwell, G., Henry, M., & Gouglas, S. (2012). Serious games for patient safety education. Medical Teacher, 34(8), 675.  

King, S., Greidanus, E., Major, R., Loverso, T., Knowles, A., Bahry, L., & Carbonaro, M. (2012). A Cross-Institutional Examination of Readiness for Interprofessional Learning. Journal of Interprofessional Care, March, 26(2), 108-114 

King, S., Greidanus, E., Carbonaro, M., Drummond, J ., & Patterson, S.  (2009). Merging Social Networking Environments and Formal Learning Environments to Support and Facilitate Interprofessional Instruction. Journal of Medical Education Online. 14:5, http:/ 

Carbonaro, M., King, S., Taylor, L., Satzinger, F., Snart, F., & Drummond, J. (2008).  Integration of e Learning Technologies in an Interprofessional Course: A pilot study, Medical Teacher, 30(1), 25-33.