Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
Heather Braund Ph.D in Measurement, Assessment, Policy, Leadership, Evaluation (MAPLE)

Heather Braund

PhD in Education

Research Area



Dr. Christopher DeLuca


Heather has experience conducting quantitative research in breast cancer, aquatic biology, and emergency medicine eye-tracking labs. She gained experience with mixed-methods research through her SSHRC funded MEd study titled “Supporting Metacognitive Development in Early Science Education: Exploring Elementary Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices in Metacognition”. 

Research Interests

  • Relationship between metacognition, self-regulation, and teachers’ formative assessment practices
  • Effective feedback that can promote development of metacognitive thinking
  • Teacher knowledge and practical implementation of metacognition, self-regulation, and formative assessment
  • Use of think aloud protocols to better understand cognitive processes
  • Development of self-assessment skills
  • Re-conceptualization of assessment within post-graduate medical education


Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Heather_Braund

Twitter: @b_heather91