Dr. Judy Watt-Watson is a pioneer in the study of pain. Her research has focused on establishing pain prevalence and related risk factors, particularly for cardiac surgical patients, and interventions involving health professionals and patients. She led the campaign to include pain in the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation Standards.
At University of Toronto Nursing, Dr. Watt-Watson was the inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Professional Development (formerly named the Centre for Advanced Studies in Professional Practice). She was the inaugural Chair of the U of T Centre for the Study of Pain’s interfaculty pain curriculum, which involves six health-science faculties.
A recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the Canadian Pain Society and numerous other awards, Dr. Watt-Watson is PAST-President of the Canadian Pain Society and a member of the Executive Committee of the U of T Centre for the Study of Pain. She WAS a member of the Pain Education Initiative Working Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain, and Chair of its subgroup on interprofessional pain education.
Dr. Watt-Watson is a Faculty Associate at University Health Network and an Associate Scientific Staff of the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is also a Senior Fellow at U of T’s Massey College.
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