Dr. Tim Wilson

Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Western Ontario 
 University of Western Ontario
B.Sc. University of Waterloo

Office: 490 Medical Sciences Building
519-661-2111 Ext. 81587
Webpage: www.anatatorium.com

Research Interests:

I have the pleasure to facilitate the education of a wide range of students in gross anatomy.  From undergraduate students in Kinesiology, graduate students in Clinical Anatomy, Occupational Therapy, and Physiotherapy to Dental students, each class presents its own persona, breadth of experiences, and indeed challenges.  My goal is to create a learning community regardless of class size where each student is empowered to learn the materials in their own way.  I incorporate participation technology and blended learning approaches whenever possible and the gross cadaveric laboratory remains a central tenant to our learning approach.  I maintain that I learn more than I teach on a daily basis.

My interdisciplinary research interests revolve around the CRIPT lab, The Corps for Research of Instructional and Perceptual Technologies.  This unique digital anatomy research lab is home to many young researchers and faculty collaborators. Our aim is to become a world leaders in digital anatomy education scholarship through these objectives:

  • 1) To develop de novo digital anatomical learning objects from human and animal volumetric data derived from CT, MR, and serial slice photography.           
  • 2) To evaluate the digital learning objects as it pertains to the study education practices and the effects on learner behaviour and physiological responses.
  • 3) To advance the knowledge base concerning human perception, training and education creating models for future pedagogic practice as educational environments incorporate new technologies.

Research Opportunities:
Students interested in educational scholarship as it pertains widely to anatomy, image segmentation and digital creation, computer aided or e-learning, multimedia construction, advanced visualization and demonstration, and the curricular incorporation of novel technologies are are invited to enquire about opportunities.


Selected Publications: (* students supervised in bold)

  1. Hibbert, K., Lingard, L. Vanstone, M., Kinsella, A.E. and McKenzie, P., Pitman, A. & Wilson, T. The Quest for Effective Interdisciplinary Graduate Supervision: A critical narrative analysis. The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 44(2), 2014.

  2. *Rebecca PR Tompkins, Jamie Melling, Timothy D. Wilson, Brent D. Bates, J. Kevin Shoemaker, Arrangement of sympathetic fibers within the human common peroneal nerve: Implications for microneurography. Journal of Applied Physiology, 115(10):1553-61, 2013

  3. *Nguyen, N., Mulla, A., Nelson, A, Wilson, T.D., Visuospatial anatomy comprehension: The role of spatial visualization ability and problem solving strategies. Accepted Anatomical Sciences Education, doi: 10.1002/ase.1415, 2013

  4. *Roach, V.A., *Mistry, M. Wilson, T.D., Spatial Visualization Ability and Laparoscopic Skills in Novice Learners: Evaluating Stereoscopic vs. Monoscopic Visualizations, Anatomical Sciences Education, doi: 10.1002/ase.1412, 2013

  5. *Mistry, M., *Roach, V.A., Wilson, T.D., Application of stereoscopic visualization on surgical skill acquisition in novices. Journal of Surgical Education, 70(5) 563-70, 2013.

  6. *Martin,C.M., *Roach,V.A., *Nguyen, N., Rice, C.L., Wilson, T.D., Comparison of 3D Reconstructive Technologies Used for Morphometric Research and the Translation of Knowledge Using a Decision Matrix, Anatomical Sciences Education, doi:10.1002/ase.1367

  7. *Massey, N.D., Galil, K.A., Wilson, T.D., Determining Position of the Inferior Alveolar Nerve via Anatomical Dissection and Micro–Computed Tomography in Preparation for Dental Implants, Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 79:d39, 2013, http://www.jcda.ca/uploads/d39/d39.pdf

  8. *Pedersen, K. Wilson, T.D., de Ribaupierre, S. An Interactive Program to Conceptualize the Anatomy of the Internal Brainstem in 3D. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 184, 319-323, 2013.

  9. *Yeung, J., Fung, K., Wilson, T.D. Prospective Evaluation of a Web-Based 3-Dimensional Cranial Nerve Simulation.  Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, July 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23700589

  10. de Ribaupierre, S. Wilson, T.D., Construction of a 3-D anatomical model for teaching temporal lobectomy. Computers in Biology and Medicine. 42(6): 692-6. 2012.

  11. *Brewer, D.N., Wilson, T.D., Eagleson, R., de Ribaupierre, S., Teaching Neuroanatomy using a 3D VR Model.  Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 173: 85-91, 2012.

  12. *Monsour, M., Ivanova, T.D., Wilson, T.D., Garland, S.J.  Influence of vestibular afferent input on common modulation of human soleus motor units during standing. Motor Control,   16(4): 466-79, 2012.

  13. *Roach, V., Brandt, M.G., Moore, C.C., Wilson, T.D., Is three-dimensional videography the cutting edge of surgical skill acquisition? Anatomical Sciences Education, 5(3):138-45, 2012

  14. *Nguyen, N., Nelson, A., Wilson T.D., Computer Visualizations: Factors that Influence Spatial Anatomy Comprehension. Anatomical Sciences Education, 5(2):98-108, 2012.

  15. *Hopkins, R., Regehr, G., Wilson, T.D., Exploring the changing learning environment      of the   gross anatomy lab, Academic Medicine, 86(7):883-8. 2011