Fiona Webster, PhD
Education Scientist/Assistant Professor
SGS Associate Member
Dept of Family and Community Medicine
500 University Avenue, 5th floor
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1V7
Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME), University of Toronto
Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Fiona Webster is an Education Scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Toronto (2009) and has trained in critical qualitative and ethnographic approaches including institutional ethnography. Prior to this she was an Associate Scientist with the musculoskeletal health program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre where she led several innovative studies that utilized social science theory and methods to develop more effective strategies for integrating and promoting the uptake of evidence-based knowledge in the delivery of surgical care that are sensitive to clinical, policy and patient standpoints. Her current research with the DFCM focuses on medical education. Fiona is cross-appointed to the Departments of Surgery, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (HPME) and the Institute of Medical Science (IMS) where she teaches qualitative research methods and knowledge translation.
Webster F, Bremner S, McCartney CJ. Patient experiences as knowledge for the evidence base: understanding the importance of lay understandings to clinical decision-making. Regional Anesthesia and Pain, 2011 Aug 17.
Webster F, Rice K, Jenkinson R, Zwarenstein M, Kreder H. Self blame and fears among peri-operative hip fracture patients. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, In press.
Webster F, Saposnik G, Kapral M, Fung J, O’Callaghan C, Hachinski V. Assessing the impact of secondary prevention clinics in Ontario. Stroke, In press.
Petroz U, Kennedy D, Webster F, Nowak A. Patients’ perceptions of patient-centered care: how to measure and use patient feedback for quality improvement in Can J Nurs Res, accepted April 2011.
Nousiainen MT, Latter DA, Backstein D, Webster F and Harris K. Surgical Fellowship Training in Canada: Where are we at and is improvement required? Cdn J of Surgery, accepted March 2011.
Gagliardi AR, Legare F, Brouwers MC, Webster F, Wiljer D, Badley E, Straus S. Protocol: developing a conceptual framework of patient mediated knowledge translation, systematic review using a realist approach. Implement Sci, 2011 Mar 22;6(1):25.
Sibley Kathryn May, Straus Sharon, Webster F, Jaglal Susan B. Moving balance and mobility evidence into action: A primer in Knowledge Translation. Gait Posture, 2011 Apr;33(4):527-31.
Cuthbertson BH, Francis J, Campbell MK, MacIntyre L, Seppelt I, Grimshaw J; SuDDICU study groups A study of the perceived risks, benefits and barriers to the use of SDD in adult critical care units (the SuDDICU study). Trials, 2010 Dec 3;11:117.