I am an applied anthropologist and a Emergency Medicine physician. I recently completed a fellowship in Translational Simulation and Team Performance at Gold Coast University Hospital in Australia. I have experience with qualitative methods and I have a passion for understanding how we might collectively shape culture to improve education, team performance, and patient care.

Phone: 613-484-6837

Email: epurdy@qmed.ca



For a complete list of training, credentials and professional development see the Education page. 



2015-2020: Queen's University

Queen's University FRCP Emergency Medicine Program


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Purdy, E., et al. (2020) Doing our work better, together: a relationship-based approach to defining the quality improvement agenda in trauma care. BMJ Open Quality, 9(1).

Purdy, E., Alexander, C., Caughley, M., Bassett, S., & Brazil, V. (2019). Identifying and Transmitting the Culture of Emergency Medicine Through Simulation. AEM education and training, 3(2), 118-128.

Brazil, V., Purdy, E., Alexander, C., & Matulich, J. (2019). Improving the relational aspects of trauma care through translational simulation. Advances in Simulation, 4(1), 10.

Purdy, E. Alexander, C. Shaw, R., & Brazil V. (2019). The Team Briefing: Setting up Relational Coordination for your Resuscitation. Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine, accepted pending publication. 

Brazil, V. Purdy, E., & Bajaj, K. (2019). Connecting Simulation and Quality Improvement - How can Healthcare Simulation Really Improve Patient Care? BMJ Quality and Safety, online ahead of print. 

Purdy, E. (2019) Can a focus on relationships help prevent tragedy? Victorian Forensic Institute Future Leaders Communique, 4(2), 6-8.

Purdy, E. (2019). Doing our Work Better Together: an Application of Relational Coordination Theory to Explore and Shape Excellence in Trauma Care. (Unpublished Master's Thesis). University of North Texas. Denton, Texas. 

Purdy, E., & Reznick, R. (2018). Educating for Innovation in Medicine. A Canadian Healthcare Innovation Agenda: Policy, Governance, and Strategy, 195, 217.

Blog Posts and Podcasts

Purdy, E. (2019). Simulation and Cultural Compression. ICEnet Blog. Accessed July 2019.

Brazil, V. & Purdy, E. (2019). Simulation Safety Spotlight- A call for Safety Briefings in Sim. ICEnet Blog. Accessed July 2019.  

Spurr, J. Brazil V. & Purdy, E. (2019). Episode 78 - Advances in Simulation: Transmitting Culture Through Simulation. Simulcast Podcast. 

Purdy, E., & Brazil V. (2018). Professional socialization, tribalism, and career trajectories. OntheWards Blog. Accessed July 2019. 

Purdy, E., Meyer, C., & Blackmore, L. (2018). Amazing and Awesome Rounds. CanadiEM Blog. Accessed July 2019.

For a complete list please see the Publications and Presentations page.



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