- Nursing education: reflective practice, critical thinking, leadership and scholarship
- Organizational change and healthy workplaces
- Community development in nursing practice
Amanda O’Rae has been part of the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary since 2009, teaching first as a sessional instructor and now as a tenured track instructor. Currently, she is focused on instruction in terms III and IV, teaching theory and practice courses. Her main concentration is on public health practice from a population health approach and the role of the nurse in community development and health promotion. She serves on the Program Evaluation Committee within the faculty of nursing, the University wide, Academic Sustainability Committee and is co-chair of the Engagement Committee for the faculty of nursing. Her scholarship interests lie in the enhancement of teaching pedagogy relevant to nursing education in order to contribute to the development of life-long learners and on workplace health promotion.