Gillian Strudwick

BNSc (Queen’s University)
MN (University of Toronto)
PhD (University of Toronto)

Research Interests

Dr. Gillian Strudwick RN, PhD is an Assistant Professor (status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. She teaches in the Master of Health Informatics program, and supports IHPME in a variety of ways related to her knowledge in the field of health informatics e.g. graduate student examiner; graduate thesis committee member etc. Gillian is also a Project Scientist in the Information Management Group and Professional Practice Office at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is a Registered Nurse with practice knowledge in mental health, medical/surgical and oncology nursing.

The overall purpose of Dr. Strudwick’s program of research is to identify meaningful ways to leverage health information technologies to enhance patient care and outcomes. To do so, she has three areas of research focus:

1) Improving health professional adoption and use of health information technology

2) Engaging patients in the use of health information technologies to take more control over their own health and care

3) Developing an evidence base for the successful use of collaborative digital health platforms to improve patient outcomes


Dr. Strudwick has recently received funding for her research from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and eCampus Ontario to pursue research at the intersection of health informatics and mental health.

Dr. Strudwick serves in a variety of volunteer leadership roles in the health informatics community in Canada and abroad. For example, she is the President Elect of the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group, member of the Ontario Health Informatics Standards Council, and conference planning committee member for the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. Dr. Strudwick is a peer-reviewer for a variety of journals and conferences such as the Journal of Medical Internet Research, American Medical Informatics Association Informatics Summit, and the International Congress on Nursing Informatics.