Joined 2007

Sonia Pinkney MHSc PEng

Human Factors Engineer


416.340.4800 x4766

What are you passionate about outside of work?

Spending time with my family and building strong communities…..oh yeah, and eating dark chocolate!

What book, film, or piece of art would you like everyone to see?

One of the beautiful aspects of books, films and art is that they can push us to discuss new and perhaps uncomfortable issues. As such, my short-list of recommended books includes Blindness (José Saramago), Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe), and pretty much anything by JM Coetzee.

What is your verb?

To explore.

Professional Bio

Sonia Pinkney is committed to ensuring that the design of technology and associated work processes in health care are appropriate, intuitive and safe. This passion led her to join the team in 2007, where her current area of focus is on using user-centred methods to improve the safety of intravenous infusions.

Sonia is an engineering graduate from the University of Guelph (B.Sc. Biological Engingeering 1998) and has a graduate degree from the University of Toronto (M.H.Sc Clinical Engineering 2000). She has over ten years experience working on unique health care and technology-related projects around the world, including Brazil, Kosovo, South Africa, UK and USA. Sonia’s expertise spans the entire life cycle of technology, including:

  • Designing award-winning assistive devices and websites;
  • Acquiring and implementing diverse medical technology in complex health care environments;
  • Managing regional critical patient safety incidents;
  • Developing provincial best practice guidelines relating to the support and operation of medical technology; and
  • Creating strategic healthcare technology plans.