Lorelli Nowell

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Calgary, 2017


University of Calgary, 2012


Thompson Rivers University, 2000

Contact information


Office: 403.220.5235


Professional Faculties Building : PF3260A

Research and teaching

Research interests

  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning
  • Mentorship
  • Professional learning and development
  • Interdisciplinary research and education
  • Knowledge synthesis
  • Mixed methods research
  • Knowledge translation


Dr. Lorelli Nowell has been teaching in the Faculty of Nursing since 2003 and recently rejoined the faculty as an Assistant Professor with a Teaching and Learning Research Professorship. After finishing her PhD in Nursing at the University of Calgary in 2017, she completed an Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. She earned her Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary in 2012, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thompson Rivers University in 2000.

Nowell is passionate about teaching and learning and she has a strong mixed methods research background with numerous interdisciplinary collaborations. Her emerging program of research focuses on studying innovations in teaching and learning, the professional learning and development of educators, and mentorship to support teaching and learning practices. She has published her research in several high impact journals and frequently presents at regional, national, and international conferences.

Nowell is currently leading an interdisciplinary study investigating how professional learning and development of educators impacts student learning. She is also the co-lead of the University of Calgary Teaching Academy. Nowell supervises students with an interest in teaching and learning, mentorship, and professional development using knowledge synthesis and mixed methods research approaches.


5-year CV