Wilma Jelley


Wilma JWilma Jelley has been involved with RHSC instruction since 2007. She has been a facilitator in RHSC 503, Reasoning and Decision Making, RHSC 583, Applying Research to Practice on Clinical Education and RHSC 509, Facilitating Learning in Rehabilitation Contexts. Wilma held the position of Chief of Physiotherapy at the Ottawa Hospital and prior to that the Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education position for the Physiotherapy program at the University of Ottawa. Wilma graduated with a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy from McGill University and a Master’s in Education from the University of Ottawa. Her clinical career was spent predominantly in pediatrics specifically in the area of school health. It was while completing her post-graduate degree that Wilma became interested in online learning. At the encouragement of her advisor, she took a course in online facilitation which led to more courses related to facilitating online learning, evaluation and curriculum development.

In 2013 Wilma was recognized by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association with the Mentorship Award. This award recognizes physiotherapists who through support and inspiration are actively involved in mentorship.

Wilma’s research interests have focused on sustainability of change initiatives within health care practice and education, as well as interprofessional and intraprofessional collaborative practice.