Fiona Webster

PhD (University of Toronto)

Excellence in Research – 2014 – Department of Family and Community Medicine
CIHR New Investigator Award 2014-2019

Professional Interests

Sociological and qualitative approaches to health care research, including institutional ethnography; primary care and health equity research; chronic pain from patient and provider standpoints; development of methodologies for evaluation of complex interventions

Current Grants

2019 Mar – 2023 Feb
Principal Applicant. Understanding the social determinants of health from the standpoint of patients: an institutional ethnography of mental health, addictions and poverty in the lives of people with chronic pain. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). operating grant.

2019 Sept – 2021 Aug
Co-Investigator. Designing a Model to Address the Needs of Persons with Mental Illness Following Homelessness in Two Urban Contexts: A Community Engagement Study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). operating grant. PI: Carrie Marshall

Thesis Committee (2011+)

  1. Leahora Rotteau, PhD. Evaluating Interventions for Patients With Complex Care (expected 2020). Supervisor: Fiona Webster
  2. Albert Razvan Gheorghita, MSc. What is the Patient’s Experience of Pain after a Fragility Fracture (2016). Supervisor: Joanna Sale
  3. Lucy Trojanowski, MSc. Experiences of stigma among people with osteoarthritis (OA) who underwent a Total Joint Replacement (TJR) of the knee or hip (2019). Supervisor: Fiona Webster
  4. Helene Retrouvey, PhD. Understanding and Reducing Barriers in Post-mastectomy Breast Reconstruction in Ontario: Closing the Gap (2019). Supervisor: Nancy Baxter/Toni Zhong
  5. Steve Durant, PhD. Visions And Shadows: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Mental Health Reform Agenda in Ontario (2019). Supervisor: Fiona Webster
  6. Naima Salemohamed, MSc. Exploring the impact of the ECHO model™ in Ontario on primary healthcare providers sharing of chronic pain knowledge: A qualitative study (2018). Supervisor: Jenn Stinson
  7. Kim Tran, MSc. Do Quality Improvement Plans in Primary Care Improve Perceived Quality of Care? A Mixed-Methods Study (2017): Supervisor: Irfan Dhalla
  8. Teja Voruganti, PhD. Online tools for clinical collaboration for patients with complex care needs (2017). Supervisor: Eva Grunfeld.
  9. Sarah Munce, PhD. Mixed methods study on spinal cord injury rehabilitation (2013). Supervisor: Susan Jaglal.

Thesis Committee (2011+)

  1. Albert Razvan Gheorghita. What is the Patient’s Experience of Pain after a Fragility Fracture (2016)