Dr. Charles Anyinam

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Associate Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Nursing
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
Dr. Charles Anyinam is an accomplished registered nurse and educator with over 15 years of teaching, scholarship and service 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 a University Senator, a member of the Senate’s Academic Curriculum Committee and chair of 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.

His research interests are primarily focused on work and disability, and disability in education and clinical practice. He is currently the Co-PI of the Mid-career Workers with Disabilities (MCWD) project, a 2-year, multi-stakeholder research study funded by Canada’s Future Skills Centre. In addition, he is collaborating with researchers at York University and Ontario Tech University on projects focused on simulation for mental health education. To learn more about these and other projects visit: www.researchwithreach.com.

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:

Disability and work; nurses with disabilities, critical disabilities studies; nursing education; nursing leadership; community and mental health nursing practice.

Research Interests:

Experiences of workers with disabilities, nurses with disabilities, disability and diversity postsecondary education; critical perspectives on disability; simulation in health sciences; generic qualitative research methodologies

Current & Future Research:

Coffey, S (PI)., Anyinam, C, (Co-PI), Smith, F., … Robertson, L., Da Silva, C., Graham, L., & Maimets, I. (2019-2022) Supporting mid-career workers with disabilities through community-building, education, and career-progression resources. Future Skills Centre. Amount: $640,855.

Da Silva C. (PI), Anyinam C. (Co-PI), Coffey S., Gal, R. Graham, L. Peisachovich E, Kaprolos, B.  & Shute T. (2019-2020) Person-centered serious games for mental health education. SSRCH Insight Development Grant. Amount: $46,144.

Da Silva C, Anyinam C., Coffey S., Peisachovich E, Kaprolos B., & Gal, R. (2019-2020) Serious games for mental health and interprofessional education. Academic Innovation Fund, York University.  Amount: $43,256.


Anyinam, C., Da Silva, C., Coffey, S., Smith, F., Arnold, C., Muirhead, D., Vogel, E., & Vanderlee, R. (2020). College-university transfer experiences of students with disabilities: A survey study. International Journal of Studies in Nursing, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.20849/ijsn.v5i3.755

Da Silva, C., Peisacovich, E., Gal, R., Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., & Graham, L. (2020). A programmatic approach to the Design of a Video Simulation Case Study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing41, 1-8.

Anyinam, C., Coffey, S., Da Silva, C. (2019). Integrating critical disability perspectives in nursing education. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 9(9), 63-72.

Anyinam, C., & Coffey, S. (2019). Commentary. Supporting older nurses in the workforce: Intersectional considerations. ARCH Women Health Care, 2(3), 1–3.

Coffey, S., Anyinam, C., & Zitzelsberger, H. (2018). Meaningful engagement with academic integrity through a focus on context and relationship. New Directions for Community Colleges2018(183), 15-23.

​Coffey, S., Zitzelsberger, H., Anyinam, C., Vanderlee, R., Graham, L., Lindsay, G. . . . & Keys, E. (2017). RPN-to-BScN bridging education: An imperfect and challenging journey to reap personal and professional rewards. Nursing and Advanced Health Care, 1(1), 1-7.

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.