Dr. Charles Anyinam

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Assistant Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Nursing
Full-time Faculty
Dr. Charles Anyinam is an accomplished registered nurse and educator with 15 years of teaching and research experience. He began teaching at Nipissing University in 2014 and joined the School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2018. He brings a wealth of educational and leadership experience to this position. Prior to joining Nipissing University as an assistant professor, Dr. Anyinam taught and held academic administrative leadership and educational roles at York University, Trent University and George Brown College. Currently, he is chairing the Program Evaluation Committee for the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN Blended Delivery program.

Dr. Anyinam obtained his BSc in Nursing and MSc. in Nursing from McMaster University and completed his PhD in Critical Disability Studies through the School of Health Policy and Management at York University, with studies that specialized in disability and employment experiences.

His research interests are primarily focused on disability and diversity in nursing. He is currently working on two projects. One project, Partnership for applied research to support the development and evaluation of the Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities Network (PSDNet), is a SSHRC-funded project to develop and evaluate the impact of a social media network designed for post-secondary education students with disabilities. The other project, Postsecondary Mobility and the Experience of Transfer for Students with Disabilities, is funded by the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer and aims to identify the experiences of Canadian post-secondary students with disabilities related to transfer between college and university. In addition, he is collaborating with researchers at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on projects focused on simulated learning related to opioid use/abuse.

Dr. Anyinam’s recognitions include the 2013 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Leadership Award in Nursing Education and the 2009 Dean's Teaching Award (Early Career) at York University's Faculty of Health.
PhD Critical Disability Studies, York University, 2018
MSc Nursing, McMaster University, 2003
BScN Nursing, McMaster University, 2000
Areas of Specialization:

Critical disabilities studies; nursing education; nursing leadership; community and mental health nursing practice.

Research Interests:

Disability and diversity in nursing; disability and postsecondary education; critical perspectives on disability; simulation in health sciences; intersectionality and disability; generic qualitative research methodologies

Current & Future Research:

Coffey, S., Graham, L., Anyinam, C., de la Rocha, A., Chorney, D., Muirhead, B., Munro-Gibert, P., Robertson, L., Vanderlee, R., Papaconstantinou, E., Zitzelsberger, H., Vogel, E., Sun, W., & Uyenaka, R.,  (2018-2019). College-University collaboration to promote innovation in teaching-learning about opioid use/abuse. Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology Innovative Initiatives Fund. Amount: $39,441.

Da Silva, C., Peisachovich, E., Gal, R., Anyinam, C., & Coffey, S. (2017-2019). The next wave of experiential education: A video module with embedded quizzes. Academic Innovation Fund, York University. Amount: $45,476.50

Coffey, S. (PI), & Anyinam, C. (Co-PI), Sukhai, M., Muirhead, B., Zitzelsberger, H., Vogel, E., . . . & McCloy, U. (2017-2018). Postsecondary mobility and the experience of transfer for students with disabilities. Funder: Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) ($163,278.50). 

Zitzelsberger, H., Aebersold, M., Graham, L., Coffey, S., Anyinam, C., Vogel, E., . . . Papaconstantinou, E., (2017-2018). Simulated experiential learning for interprofessional healthcare practice: A new frontier. Funder: eCampus Ontario Proposal, Innovation Project ($17,183.90).

Anyinam, C. (PI), Coffey, S. (Co-PI), Vanderlee R., Da Silva, S., Smith, F., Zitzelsberger, H., Mohler, C., . . . Odette, F. (2015-2019). Partnership for applied research to support the development and evaluation of the post-secondary students with disabilities network (PSDNet). Funders: SSHRC- Community and College Social Innovation Fund ($217,161) and George Brown College ($22,400).


Coffey, S., Anyinam, C., & Zitzelsberger, H. (2018). Meaningful engagement with academic integrity through a focus on context and relationship. New Directions for Community Colleges, 2018(183), 15-23.

Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., Zitzelsberger, H., Vanderlee, R., Da Silva, C., Smith, F., . . . & Deziel, N. (2017). Exploring what virtual supports students with disabilities want. In L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez, & I. Candel Torres (Eds.) INTED2017 Proceeding (pp. 8536-8543). Valencia, Spain: IATED Academy. ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2. 

Zitzelsberger, H., Coffey, S. Graham, L., Papaconstantinou, E., & Anyinam, C. (2017). Exploring simulation utilization and simulation evaluation practices and approaches in undergraduate nursing education. Journal of Education and Practice, 8(3), 155-164.

Coffey, S., & Anyinam, C. (Eds.) (2014). Interprofessional health care practice. Toronto, ON, Pearson Canada.

Coffey, S., & Anyinam, C. (2012). A contextually embedded approach to academic honesty. Nurse Educator, 37(2), 62-66.