RN, MSc, PhD
Dr. Judy Watt-Watson is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and was Inaugural Executive Director of their Centre for Professional Development. She is President of the Canadian Pain Society, a member of the UofT Centre for the Study of Pain Executive Committee, a Faculty Associate at University Health Network Hospital, and an Associate Scientific Staff member of Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a member of the IASP Pain Education Initiatives Working group, and chaired their interprofessional pain curriculum sub group and uniprofessional pain curricula revisions. She led the work to include pain in the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation Standards. She was the inaugural chair of the UofT Centre for the Study of Pain Interfaculty Pain Curriculum involving six Health Science Faculties. Her research has focused on a) establishing pain prevalence and related risk factors, particularly for cardiac surgical patients and b) interventions involving health professionals and patients with funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and The Heart & Stroke Foundation.
University:University of Toronto
Principal Faculty:Faculty of Nursing (Lawrence S. Bloomberg)
Key Publications: (1) Watt-Watson, J., Peter, E., Clark, A. J., et al. (In Press). The ethics of Canadian entry-to- practice pain competencies: how are we doing? Pain Research & Management. (2) Watt-Watson, J & Siddall, P. (2012). Pain education initiatives move ahead. IASP Insight, 1(1), 4-5. (3) Watt-Watson, J., Carr, E., & McGillion, M. (Eds) (2011). Moving the Pain Education Agenda Forward: Innovative Models. Pain Research & Management, 16(6). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22184546 (4) Watt-Watson, J., McGillion, M., Hunter, J., et al. (2009). A survey of pre-licensure pain curricula in health science faculties in Canadian universities. Pain Research & Management, 14(6), 439-444. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20011714 (5) Watt-Watson, J., Hunter, J., Pennefather, P., et al. (2004). An integrated undergraduate curriculum, based on IASP curricula, for six health Science Faculties. Pain 110, 140-148. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15275761