Dr. Simon Bryns



Eric is a graduate of the University of Alberta medical school and is enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program as a resident in plastic surgery. His current research interest involve training and education in microsurgery. Along with his involvement with the surgical simulation research lab, he is enrolled in the faculty of educational psychology's measurement, evaluation and cognition program.

Dr.wenjing he                                                                          

(2014-2019) I completed PhD at Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) in March, 2019. My thesis research titled "Surgical Team and Team Assessment: Psychomotor Evidence". My research interests are objective assessment of teamwork using eye tracking devices and the application in medical team training. My hobbies include biking, swimming, reading and travelling; I also enjoy spending time with family and friends.


​Murodbek is ENT-physician from Uzbekistan. In 2018 he was awarded a scholarship by the president of Republic of Uzbekistan, which gave him opportunity to study in University of Alberta. Currently he enrolls into the MSc in the Department of Surgery with specialization in Surgical Education. His current research project is about using new video-recording technologies from operating room as effective teaching tool for residents in surgery. 

Graduate Students

DR. xianta jiang

I obtained my M.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University in 1998. My research interest is HCI, Human Factors, and Physiological Computing. My researches focus on measuring mental workload of users under different human-machine interaction settings using psychophysiological responses. The application areas include  image-guided surgery, simulation and teleoperation, and keyboard design.

PAOLA SANCHEZ ​                                                                                   ​

Paola is a physician from Colombia who started to work as a research assistant in the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL) in 2016. Currently, she is completing her MSc in Surgical Education. Her current research is about the facilitation of performance and learning of surgical procedures using eye-tracking, virtual and augmented reality technologies.


​Jonathan Chainey received his medical degree from the University of Montreal,Québec in 2015. He then moved to Edmonton to undertake his residency training in neurosurgery at University of Alberta. He is currently in his 4th year of postgraduate study and completing a MSc in surgery with specialization in Surgical Education in the Surgical Simulation Research Lab (SSRL). His research focus on examining surgeon's eye-hand coordination during microneurosurgery. 

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