Eva Peisachovich

Assistant Professor


Locations / Contact Info:

353 Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 33931

Email address(es):


Web site(s):

Simulated Person Methodology Lab

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


PhD - 2014
York University
Toronto, Canada


My research program involves Developing Capacity and Expertise about Innovative Educational Strategies to Foster Student Success and Enhance the Student Experience and Transition to the Workplace and clusters around three main foci: a) competency- and evidence-based research and knowledge mobilization in support of various experiential-education approaches in developing professional competence, especially in higher education milieus; b) simulation methodology and innovations in pedagogical context; and c) student experience.  The conceptual framwork which drives my research work is transformative education and reflective practice and is stongly aligned with my philosophy of teaching and learning and has led to my vision to both create and explore innovative pedagogical practices which range from the classroom to the workplace environment.


Selected Publications

Peisachovich, E., Appel, L., Sonclair, D., Jokel, R., Da Silva, C., and Soroor, W. (2018). Safehome App: Design and Usability for a Digital Application to Promote Physical Safety To Persons Living with Dementia.  IEEEXplore Digital Database (accepted)  

Peisachovich, E., Johnson, S., Epstein, I., Da Silva, C., Gal, R., Appel, L., & Popovic. C. (2018).  Simulated-person methodology workshop: Enhancing pedagogical practices within higher education. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 8(4), 3283– 3293   

Peisachovich, E., Nelles, LJ., Murtha, S., Popovic, C., Epstein, I., and Da Silva, C.  (2017).   Proposing an Innovative and Collaborative Model to Embed a Simulated-Person Methodology Program within Higher Education. Innovation in Teaching and Education International.  DOI: 10.1080/14703297.2017.1399808.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14703297.2017.1399808 [Online]  

Epstein, I, Peisachovich, E., De Silva, C., Lee, C., & Solomon, P. (2017).  Medical Aesthetics Training: Shifting to Collective Competence. The Journal of Plastic Surgery Nursing, 37(3):103–108. doi:  10.1097/PSN.0000000000000196  

Epstein I., Herne P., Masita S., Peisachovich E., Da Silva C., Grosman-Rimon L., Lee C., Robinson B., & Eliadis M. (2017). The Practice and Teaching of Palpation of the head and Neck: A scoping Review. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7 (12), 20-27 doi: 10.5430/jnep.v7n12p20

Peisachovich, E,H. Nelles, LJ Johnson, S., Nicholson, L., Gal, R., Kerr, B., Popovic, C., Epstein, I., and Da Silva, C.  (2017).  Developing a Simulated Person Methodology Workshop: An Experiential Education Initiative for Educators and Simulators. International Journal of Higher Education, 6 (1), 230-238.  

Peisachovich, E. H., Gal, R., and Johnson, S.  (2017).  Experiences of 4th year nursing students with human simulators in their transition to practice. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(3), 1-9.  

Peisachovich, E. H, Murtha, S., Phillips, A., and Messinger, G.  (2016). Flipping the Classroom: An Approach to Enhance Judgment and Decision Making by Engaging, Interacting and Collaborating with First Year Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Higher Education, 5 (4) 114-121.  

Peisachovich, E.  (2016).  Reflection Beyond Action:  A Modified Version of the “Reflecting” phase of Tanner’s Clinical Judgment Model. International Journal of Nursing and Health Science.  3(2): 8-14  

Peisachovich, E. H.  (2016).  Succeeding on the Canadian NCLEX-RN Incorporating Experiential  Learning Approaches in the Education of Internationally Educated Nurses.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (7), p.  101-108. 

Mitchell, G.J., Pilkington, B., Jonas-Simpson, C.M., Daiski, I., Cross, N.L., Johnston, N., O'Grady, C.P., Peisachovich, E.H., & Tang, S.Y. (2016). Nursing education and complexity pedagogy: Faculty experiences with an e-learning platform. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6 (5).  

Peisachovich, E, H.  (2015).  The Importance of Intercultural Fluency in Developing Clinical Judgment.  Journal of Nursing and Health Care, 2 (2), 53-59.  

Peisachovich, E, H.  (2015).  The experience and understanding of clinical judgment of internationally educated nurses.  Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 5 (8), 33-43.

Chen, S., Coffey, S., Peisachovich, E, et al. (2008).  Implementing Best Practice Guidelines onto Personal Digital Assistants: Preliminary    Results and Lessons Learned.  The Journal on Information Technology in Healthcare, 6  (1): 33-41.   

Other Research Outputs



Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA)

Educational Developers Caucus, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)


Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

Experiential Education  

Simulated Learning Environments