James Shelley
London, Ontario, Canada
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  • Curiosity, generalism, and autodidacticism
  • Communications and knowledge exchange
  • Complexity, system, and simplicity theory
  • History of ideas and classical literature
  • Public sphere and public institutions
  • Media, videography, and podcasting
  • Writing, rhetoric, and storytelling

Current Employment

Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
March 2019 to present

Project Coordinator
Health Equity in Context
Interdisciplinary Development Initiative
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
September 2018 to present

Knowledge Exchange Coordinator
Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
June 2016 to present

Group Fitness Instructor
GoodLife Fitness
Group cycling
August 2009 to present

Current Appointments

Board Member
London Public Library
December 2018 to present

Board Member
Literacy Links South Central
January 2019 to present

Board Member
Museum London
March 2019 to present

Past Employment

Media, videography, and design consultancy
March 2015 to March 2019

Caesura Letters
History of ideas periodical
July 2012 to December 2015

Research Assistant
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
March 2012 to December 2014

Relief Worker
London Coffee House Program
Canadian Mental Health Association
April 2011 to February 2013

Past Appointments and Volunteering

Advisory Committee on the Environment, City of London
June 2013 to February 2015

Community Program Coordinator
City Symposium, London Public Library
September 2012 to December 2013

Area Coordinator
Thames River Cleanup, Friends of the Thames
April 2008 to April 2011

Speaking Engagements

Strategies for Optimizing Meetings with a Knowledge Exchange Lens
IC/ES Western (formerly Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences)
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Victoria Hospital (London Health Sciences Centre)
London, Ontario

Communicating Research Outputs To and Beyond Academia (Panelist)
Research Western
Knowledge Exchange School
Thursday, December 12, 2019
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Financial Stewardship: The Public Library Board’s Role and Responsibilities (Webinar, Guest Panelist)
Southern Ontario Library Service
LearnHQ Webinar
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Southern Ontario Library Service
Toronto, Ontario

The Curse of Clienthood? Revisiting the ‘Disabling Professions’ Hypothesis
Lawson Health Research Institute & Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care
Mental Health Research & Innovation Day
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Parkwood Institute
London, Ontario

Demystifying language to break down barriers in complexity science and methods
Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation
WICI Workshop
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Knowledge Mobilization meets Complexity Theory
Canadian Council for International Co-operation
Next Generation for Development Program
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Oxfam Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

How people and systems impact a patient’s healthcare
Thames Valley Family Health Team
Annual Conference 2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Best Western Lamplighter Inn
London, Ontario

Program Evaluation: Sharpen Your Strategic Analysis with Some Basic System Theory Principles
Ontario Library Association
OLA Super Conference 2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Amplifying Community Expertise through Community-Led Programming (Webinar)
The Partnership of Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada
OLA Education Institute
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Education Institute
Toronto, Ontario

An Introduction to Systems Theory
Pillar Nonprofit Network
Innovation Works
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Innovation Works
London, Ontario

Systems and Complexity Theory in Poverty Reduction Strategies
Mayor's Advisory Panel on Poverty
Committee Delegations
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Central Library
London, Ontario

Knowledge Glut: Academic and intellectual thought in a data saturated society
Public Sociology @ Western
Seminar Series
Friday, March 6, 2015
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Capacity and Passion: Genetics of Transformative Leadership
Tech Alliance
Gearing Up for Growth
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
London Convention Centre
London, Ontario

Inspiring ecological sustainability through the arts in education
Faculty of Education
Sphere Tour (Showcase)
Monday, January 28, 2008
Queen’s University
Kingston, Ontario

Guest Lecturing

Perspectives on Knowledge Exchange: Dissemination, Translation, Mobilization
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Doctoral Seminar series
Monday, November 11, 2019
FIMS/Nursing Building 2352
London, Ontario

Social Inequalities and Power Relations; Community mobilization and engagement; Advocacy
Department of Psychology
Psychology 3895E-001 - Social Science in the Community
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Critical intervention in/to one’s community/ies
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
MIT 4101F - Community, Engagement, and Media Studies
Thursday, October 10, 2019
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Complexity, Knowledge Mobilization, and Simplicity
Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing
Nursing 9684 - Advanced Qualitative Research Methodology
Monday, March 25, 2019
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

The language of systems thinking
Faculty of Applied Health Scienes
HLTH 273 - Contemporary Issues in Health 2
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario

Hierarchy of evidence and clinical expertise and scientific expertise of caregivers
Developmental Services Worker (DSW) program
BSCI-3039 - DSW Professionalism 4
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Fanshawe College
London, Ontario

Knowledge Translation in Practice and Implementation
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
HIS 9223b - Perspectives in Knowledge Translation
Friday, March 16, 2018
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Systems in social change
Sociology and Criminology
Soc 2237–Social Change
Thursday, October 5, 2017
King’s University College
London, Ontario