Betty Onyura


Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Betty Onyura is a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. She is also an Evaluation Research Scientist at the Centre for Faculty Development (CFD) and is Evaluation Science Lead for the Office of Education Scholarship within the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Her formal training is in organizational psychology. She has research interests in professional and late career development within the health professions, as well as in evaluation theory and practice. Specifically, Dr. Onyura is interested in advancing research on evaluation methodologies and evaluation practice.


Recent Publications

  1. Onyura, B, Ng, SL, Baker, LR, Lieff, S, Millar, BA, Mori, B et al.. A mandala of faculty development: using theory-based evaluation to explore contexts, mechanisms and outcomes. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2017;22 (1):165-186. doi: 10.1007/s10459-016-9690-9. PubMed PMID:27295217 .
  2. Onyura, B, Leslie, K. In Reply to Auster. Acad Med. 2016;91 (3):289-90. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001082. PubMed PMID:26907897 .
  3. Onyura, B, Bohnen, J, Wasylenki, D, Jarvis, A, Giblon, B, Hyland, R et al.. Reimagining the self at late-career transitions: how identity threat influences academic physicians' retirement considerations. Acad Med. 2015;90 (6):794-801. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000718. PubMed PMID:25881649 .
  4. Onyura, B, Baker, L, Cameron, B, Friesen, F, Leslie, K. Evidence for curricular and instructional design approaches in undergraduate medical education: An umbrella review. Med Teach. 2016;38 (2):150-61. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1009019. PubMed PMID:25665626 .
  5. Onyura, B, Légaré, F, Baker, L, Reeves, S, Rosenfield, J, Kitto, S et al.. Affordances of knowledge translation in medical education: a qualitative exploration of empirical knowledge use among medical educators. Acad Med. 2015;90 (4):518-24. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000590. PubMed PMID:25470312 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Evaluation Science Lead, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto