Zahra Shajani

Dr. Zahra Shajani, RN, MPH, Ed.D


Associate Professor (Teaching)

Faculty of Nursing, Faculty

Associate Dean Undergraduate Practice Education

Faculty of Nursing

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403.220.3670


Office: PF2238

For media enquiries, contact

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bode


Educational Background

Ed.D. Education , University of Liverpool , 2020

MPH Faculty of Medicine , University of Liverpool , 2013

Bachelor of Nursing Nursing, University of Calgary, 2002


Dr. Shajani's program of research is in the field of nursing education, early childhood development, and family nursing. She has extensive experience in family nursing, community health, maternal-child health, medical nursing, and administrative areas. Her doctoral research was on understanding the role transition of nurse clinicians into academia. Dr. Shajani’s current research includes supporting innovative sustainable clinical practicums and she is also working on ways to the utilization of digital clinical student clinical evaluation. She has been a co-investigator on funded projects on nursing education, focused on the science of learning and the science of teaching. Dr. Shajani has presented at national and international conferences including the Canadian Association School of Nursing and the National League of Nursing.  She has co-authored a chapter in the Canadian textbook of community nursing and family nursing book. Her research interests include faculty development, family nursing, maternal and child health, and nursing practice simulation learning. Dr. Shajani serves in internal committees within the UCalgary as well as within the external Aga Khan Institutions.  


Areas of Research

Maternal child health, Critical thinking and reflective thinking in nursing education, Developing the teaching and learning of educators and students, Interprofessional Practice , Intergenerational studies