Catherine Giroux, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, and MUHC. She is also a Part-time Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Catherine has a diverse and interdisciplinary background. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Social Science degree in International Development, with a focus on international health and education. Catherine subsequently obtained her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees from Nipissing University, where she studied educational psychology. Catherine’s PhD, from the University of Ottawa, focused on how nursing students use social media for teaching and learning purposes. Her SSHRC-funded postdoctoral work, conducted at McGill University’s Institute for Health Sciences Education, focused on exploring whether and how health professions educators and researchers use social media as a mechanism of knowledge translation.
Catherine has worked in a range of education, health services, and health professions education settings. Her previous research has investigated the psychosocial and accessibility experiences of postsecondary students with chronic illnesses, maternal perspectives on interprofessional collaboration for children with complex medical needs, and engaging patients/caregivers as teachers in health professions education. Catherine’s current research interests lie in health professions education, social media, and knowledge translation.