Anita Acai
 Photography:  Ema Suvajac

Photography: Ema Suvajac

About Me

I am a third-year PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and the Office of Education Science, Department of Surgery at McMaster University.

My doctoral research in the Performance Science Lab involves investigating how principles of social and cognitive psychology can be applied to improve training for physicians, surgeons, and other health professionals. To this end, I am currently studying the group decision-making processes of competence committees, which assess residents' progression through competency-based medical training programs. I also maintain active research interests in a number of other areas of health professions education, gender equity and work-life integration in higher education, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

When I'm not doing research, you can find me volunteering in the community—I'm passionate about engagement and always looking for ways to give back. 

If you'd like to get in touch or learn more about my research and community engagements, please contact me here. Thanks for stopping by!