Kathy Davidson



Kathy Davidson is an instructor for RHSC 501: Evidence for Practice. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario (now Western University) in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy) and worked clinically for 20 years, primarily in paediatrics in a variety of settings (school age/early intervention) and locations (northern, urban and rural, in Ontario and British Columbia). 

Kathy is currently the Executive Director of Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada, the organization responsible for the accreditation of entry-level physiotherapy education programs in Canada, and collaboratively responsible (with the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists) for the accreditation of occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapy assistant education programs in Canada. She is also technical reviewer for the registrant competence assessment of the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. This work involves attention to detail and timelines, clear communication (most often via email or other written forms), strong organizational abilities, as well as skill in team building and collaboration.

She completed a Master of Rehabilitation Science degree at the University of British Columbia in 2009. She published her MRSc research on a points-based caseload measure for paediatric therapists in 2010, and has presented the measure at conferences and in the UBC Research Relay Webinar series. She credits the online learning with providing her the opportunity to connect with colleagues across Canada and an understanding that “virtual” collaboration can be as effective as working together in a physical office space. Her interests have evolved to include writing and editing professional materials, especially manuals and educational resources, and methods to facilitate effective translation of knowledge to practice using easy-to-understand language.