Affiliate Scholars

CACHE is committed to promoting and enhancing IPE through facilitation, professional development, research, and education leadership. CACHE members will build on the successes of the Centre through engagement, collaborative partnerships, deepening and extending leadership and support in interprofessional education, research, and practice. Our Affiliate Scholars form the actively engaged and close community of leaders, scientists, and educators that CACHE learns with and from to advance the science and practice of interprofessional and collaborative healthcare and education.

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Amanda Binns

Amanda Binns PhD is a clinician, researcher, and educator in the field of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP). Drawing from her interprofessional clinical experiences working with autistic individuals; her program of research aims to create more compassionate, individualized, and evidence-informed care experiences for neurodivergent clients and their families She hones a partnership-focused, co-creation approach to her work and incorporates a combination of practice-based research and implementation science methodologies. Her work has taken her across the globe, with over 45 invited presentations across 5 continents.

Dr. Binns is Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, and Adjunct Research Professor at Western University. She is Clinical Education Development Lead at the Centre for Faculty Development, for the Stepping Stones and TLC programs, and is clinical-lead of an innovative and award winning, interprofessional Autism Focused Education Program that is building capacity in the next generation of clinicians, and supporting autistic children and families in Ontario.

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Tracey Edelist

Tracey began her career as a speech-language pathologist, and later obtained a PhD in Social Justice Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, at the University of Toronto. Tracey is a critical disability studies researcher and educator passionate about bringing intersectional critical perspectives of disability and normalcy to health professions’ education, research, and practice. She is involved in collaborative projects exploring disabled student experiences with accessibility and accommodations in health and human services fieldwork education, and examining critically reflective practices within team-based health care. In addition, she co-lead a project exploring how to integrate social justice, anti-oppression and advocacy throughout undergraduate medical school curricula.

When not at her computer, Tracey enjoys learning Italian, cooking, baking, and spending as much time as possible engaged in outdoor activities with friends and family.

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Sarah Gregor

Sarah Gregor is a passionate clinician, teacher, and researcher. She received both her Master of Science in Physical Therapy, and Doctorate degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with a collaborative specialization in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. She was also the inaugural person to complete a Health Professions Education - Practice Based Fellowship with the Centre for Advancing Collaborative Healthcare and Education (CACHE).

Recently Sarah held the role of IPE Scholar with CACHE on the Team Primary Care initiative, and she continues to work on projects to that aim to better evaluate and optimize team functioning in various healthcare settings. Sarah also works clinically in a private neurological physiotherapy practice and teaches in the entry-to-practice physical therapy programs at McMaster University and University of Toronto. Throughout all her roles, Sarah is passionate to help improve the access and quality of care received in the Canadian healthcare system.