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Joy MacDermid, Professor

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Phone: 519-661-211 Ext. 88912

Email: jmacderm@uwo.ca

Province: Ontario

Affiliation: Western University

Institution: Western University

Languages: English (fluent spoken), English (fluent written)

Member of:

ARC Network ARCNAC Subcommittees ARCNAC

Phone: 519-661-211 Ext. 88912

Email: jmacderm@uwo.ca

Province: Ontario

Affiliation: Western University

Institution: Western University

Languages: English (fluent spoken), English (fluent written)

Dr. Joy MacDermid, BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD, FCAHS, FRSC, is a clinical epidemiologist, physiotherapist, a CIHR Sex and Gender champion and Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy at Western University.  She is a Fellow of the  Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and The Royal Society of Canada, holds a Canada Research Chair in MSK Health Outcomes and Knowledge Translation, and the Dr. James Roth Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation.

Dr. MacDermid’s research focuses on firefighter health, musculoskeletal health, upper extremity function,  implementation physical and mental health interventions/programs,  and the impact of sex and gender on health.  She is the Scientific Director of FIREWELL an independent knowledge translation platform and research collaborative.

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Sectors:

  • Correctional Workers
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics
  • Police

Regions:

  • Ontario

Research Focus:

  • physical health
  • mental health
  • sex and gender
  • knowledge translation

Networking:

Current Projects:

  • Focussing on the family: enhancing mental wellness in public safety personnel families
  • Evaluation of a training program to protect firefighters’ mental health from the effects of traumatic incidents
  • Development and Validation of the Firefighter Work Limitations Questionnaire

Willing to be contacted for collaboration.

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