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 an accomplished educator at the School of Medicine. As the Scholar competency lead at Queen’s she created and implemented two new courses and an embedded curricular thread teaching skills in research and evidence-based medicine. She has expanded and developed new methods for teaching clinical reasoning both in the classroom and in the simulation lab. As a Year Director at the medical school she restructured the curriculum and developed a novel series of complex cases which focus on clinical reasoning and the integration of non-medical expert physician roles. She has been the recipient of many teaching awards, including the 2013 CAME Certificate of Merit, the 2015 Principal’s Award for Curriculum Development, the 2016 Faculty of Health Sciences Education Award and three Aesculapian Lectureship awards.
Nationally, she is a senior editor at the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine and served a term as an Examiner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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.