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 Translation 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

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

Past Speaking Engagements

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