Dr. Kathryn Parker

Senior Director, Academic Affairs and Simulation Lead
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Kathryn Parker is the senior director of academic affairs and simulation lead at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as the co-lead for the Centre for Leadership in Innovation at Holland Bloorview. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto

Parker began working in the area of utilization-focused and theory-based program evaluation in 2002. She has applied her program evaluation skills when working with numerous academic/clinical groups to facilitate and direct program evaluation efforts. These groups include the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, George Brown College, the Centre for Ambulatory Care Education at Women’s College Hospital, the Global Research in Paediatrics Network of Excellence, and the Collaborative Change Leadership Program at the University Health Network.

Parker received her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto in 2006, and her master's in measurement and evaluation from OISE in 1999. She was also the recipient of the 2013 Associated Medical Services (AMS) Phoenix Fellowship, a prestigious award targeted at individuals with strong leadership abilities who are committed to advancing the learning and practice of compassionate care.

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