Dr. Heather Murray is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Queen’s and holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences. She is a practicing emergency physician at both the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu Hospitals. She has authored a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, editorials and commentaries in several areas of research including skin and soft tissue infections, procedural sedation and the development of ED-based clinical decision rules. Recent research activities have focused on identifying effective methods for teaching research, and the role of social media in evidence-based knowledge translation.
She is a director at the Queen’s School of Medicine, overseeing the 2nd year curriculum. She is also the scholar competency lead for the School of Medicine. In this role she developed and implemented two new courses and an embedded curricular thread for the medical school, teaching skills in research and evidence-based medicine. Nationally, she is an editor for the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, and served a term as an Emergency Medicine examiner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is the recipient of numerous School of Medicine teaching awards and in 2013 she received the CAME (Canadian Association of Medical Education) Certificate of Merit.
Dr. Murray is married and lives in Kingston with her husband and two children. She is an avid outdoor enthusiast, a reluctant occasional runner and triathlete and spends her spare time in search of the elusive work-life balance.