Joy MacDermid, PhD

Distinguished University Professor; Fellow - Canadian Academy of Health Sciences; Fellow - Royal Society of Canada

Room 1440, EC
519 661-2111 x88912
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  • BSc, BScPT, MSc, PhD

Graduate Program Supervision

  • Health Information Science MHIS | HIS PhD
  • Health and Rehabilitation Sciences MSc | PhD
  • Musculoskeletal Health Res MSc | PhD
  • Physical Therapy MPT
  • Surgery MSc

Research In Profile

Coming soon.

Featured Publications and Projects

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Featured Graduate Student Projects

Visit Scholarship@Western for a list of completed student theses and dissertations in the repository.

Additional Information

Academic Appointments and Research Affiliations


  • International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) Lifetime Achievement Award (2022)
  • Distinguished University Professor (2020)
  • Royal Society of Canada Fellow (2019)
  • Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellow
  • CIHR Awards: Quality of Life Research, Knowledge Ambassador
  • American Society of Hand Therapists:
    • Lifetime membership
    • Lifetime Scientific Award in Hand Therapy

Professional Activities

  • Editor:
    • Journal of Hand Therapy
  • Associate Editor:
    • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Professional Association Board Memberships:
    • American Association of Hand Therapists (past president)
    • American Association Hand Surgery
    • Canadian Orthopedic Research Society (board member)
  • Selected International/National Committee Work:
    • American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Practice Guidelines (Orthopedic Division)
    • ORS-International Fracture Repair (distal radius fracture and proximal shoulder fracture consensus committees)
    • Outcomes Committee American Society for Surgery of the Hand
    • ICHOM outcome measurement core sets development
    • International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Hand Core Set (Canadian representative)