Peter Nugus

PETER NUGUS, MA Hons, MEd, PhD is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Medical Education and in the Department of Family Medicine at McGill University. Peter has a background in Sociology, Political Science and Adult Education. His ethnographic research in emergency departments and various hospital and community settings, and teaching, has focused on workplace and organizational learning, care coordination, and culture and identity in complex organizations. Peter held a Fulbright post-doctoral scholarship at the University of California Los Angeles and an Australian government Endeavour post-doctoral scholarship at Columbia University, and was a postdoc at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research. Peter has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Argentina and Ecuador, and has ongoing collaborative projects in Finland, the Netherlands, the US, Australia and Ecuador.


Peter has publications in leading journals, such as the British Medical Journal and Social Science & Medicine and competitive grants, and has delivered more than 70 papers at national and international conferences. Peter’s research is supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec.

Current research interests: Ethnographic, organizational and participatory research in health care.

E-mail: peter.nugus [at] mcgill.ca