News and events

 Dr. Sally Denshire: Visiting Scholar from Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE), Australia, April 16th-27th, 2012

Welcome Reception for Dr. Sally Denshire, Visiting Scholar
When: April 17th, 2012, 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Room 1543, Elborn College, The University of Western Ontario
Featuring a Public Address by Dr. Denshire: ‘Conceptualizing autoethnography as assemblage: Accounts of occupational therapy practice'

Dr. Sally Denshire

Dr. Sally Denshire is a member of the Research Institute for Professional Practice, Learning and Education (RIPPLE) at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia. Her research interests include: health reform, the changing nature of health practice and health professions; building new theoretical and methodological tools for researching practice, including ethnographic and auto-ethnographic writing incorporating visual media and the body; identities, cultures and professional knowledges; and gender and professional heritage. Sally publishes on auto-ethnography, heritage and the body in the health professions and is currently working on a new pilot study on signature pedagogies in health and has a Scholarship in Teaching Grant with colleagues exploring signature pedagogies in Health and Business courses at CSU.

Week at a glance:

  • Welcome Reception & Public Lecture: ‘Conceptualizing autoethnography as assemblage: Accounts of occupational therapy practice’, April 17th, 2012, 3:00-5:00 pm, Room 1543, Elborn College, UWO
  • Public Seminar: ‘Reader’s theatre of three tales of practice/Tales of sexuality, food and death’ , April 19th, 2012, 9:00 am – 1:00pm (includes lunch), Alumni Lounge, Fanshawe College
  • Public Lecture: ‘Re-inscribing gender into the heritage of occupational therapy in Australia: 'The Sock Knitter'. April 26th, 2012, 3:00-5:00pm, Room 1576, Elborn College, UWO


Watch for updated listings on special events planned throughout the week
C ontact for details 




Engaging Reflection in Health Professional Education and Practice Conference


2009 INSPiRE/RIPPLE Book Symposium: Phronesis as Professional Knowledge


RIPPLE Professional Practice Scholars visit Western


INSPiRE poster presentation on Education Research Day: March 24, 2010


Dr. Arno Kumagai: Visiting Scholar from University of Michigan, March 25-26, 2010


Dr. Bill Green, Dr. Jo-Anne Reid: Visiting Scholars from RIPPLE, Australia, May 7-12, 2010


Launch of INSPiRE Seed Grants: Application Deadline, April 30, 2010


Dr. Hedy Wald: Workshop by Visiting Scholar from Brown University, USA,
June 8, 2010


INSPiRE Seed Grants Awards: 2010-11


The Body/Practice Symposium: Charles Sturt University, December 5, 2010


Doctoral Intensive Researching Professional Practice: Spectator and Participant Perspectives, December 6-10, Charles Sturt University


Memorandum of Understanding signed between Charles Sturt University and Western


Appointments highlight growing Inter-University collaboration


Centre for Education Research & Innovation: Winter Colloquium


Reshaping Interdisciplinary Education Unconference, May 13, 2011


INSPiRE seed grants call: Deadline, May 31, 2011