Regional Director - North America (Canada)
Research Implementation Workstream Chair
PhD, RN, FAPWCA
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Kingston ON Canada
Advanced Wound Consultant, West Park Health Center, Toronto, Ontario
Dr. Kevin Woo is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation therapy in Kingston, Ontario. He teaches and provides supervision for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Healthcare Quality program, Aging and Health program, as well as the Nursing Science programs. Kevin is an adjunct research professor at the Western University teaching for their Masters of Clinical Science in Wound Healing program.
He is recognized as a national expert in wound care and has served on a number of expert panels and advisory boards to develop the Best Practice recommendations. He received the Journal of Wound Care Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Intervention Award in 2018 for his contribution to advance diabetic foot care and Journal of Wound Care Professional Education Award in 2017. He is the Regional Director – North America of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP). He is a member of the Education Committee of the Canadian Frailty Network.
A recipient of the Early Researcher Award from the Ministry of Research and Innovation (2014-19) and the International Association for the Study of Pain Early Career Research Award (2012-13), Dr. Woo has a range of research interests, including enhancing chronic disease self-management, developing quality benchmarks for wound management, and implementing best practices for difficult-to-heal wounds. He has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications, books, book chapters, white papers and proceedings. Kevin is the web editor for the Advances in Skin and Wound Care website (http://journals.lww.com/aswcjournal), author of Polit & Beck Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research, co-editor of Chronic Wound Care, A Clinical Source Book for Healthcare Professionals, 5th edition. Kevin maintains his clinical expertise and functions as an Advanced Wound Consultant at the West Park Health Care Center, a specialized chronic care and rehabilitation hospital in Toronto.