Dr Celia Laur

Toronto, Canada

GIP Lead and Associate Director (Innovation and Implementation)



Dr. Celia Laur is an implementation scientist who works across disciplines and settings, specializing in understanding how effective interventions can be sustained, spread, and scaled up. For her Postdoctoral work at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Celia is involved in a series of projects exploring physicians’ antibiotic and opioid prescribing practices in Ontario, in an effort to inform upcoming interventions and behaviour change in practice. Celia’s PhD at the University of Waterloo focused on understanding healthcare professionals’ perspectives on implementing, sustaining and spreading nutrition care activities in hospitals across Canada.

Within NNEdPro, Celia is lead of the Global Innovation Panel (GIP). She is former Managing Coordinator/Analyst for the NNEdPro Group and transitioned into her role as GIP Lead and Core Team Member in 2014 when she began her doctoral studies. Previously, she was involved in all aspects of the NNEdPro Group and still remains involved in all relevant areas.

Qualifications and Education: 

  • PhD, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Canada

  • MSc, Public Health Nutrition, University of Southampton, UK

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, University of Dundee, Scotland

  • UK Registered Public Health Nutritionist

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Life Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge