Portrait of Kim Ritchie.

Kim Ritchie, PhD

HRI Collaborating Scientist
Assistant Professor at Trent/Fleming School of Nursing and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University

Dr. Kim Ritchie is a is an Assistant Professor in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University. She completed a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Queen’s University and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Trauma and Recovery Research Unit, at McMaster University.

Dr. Ritchie’s research focuses on trauma and moral injury in healthcare providers, public safety personnel, Veterans, and in older adults. She is currently involved in a study exploring the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare providers and public safety personnel in Canada. This research project focusses on the development and implementation of an evidence-based program and psychoeducational resources for healthcare providers and public safety personnel. In addition, Dr. Ritchie is leading a study aimed to understand the experience of Veterans living in long-term care and to identify factors impacting their well-being.  She also has a specific research interest in improving the care of older adults and Veterans who have experienced past trauma and also have dementia.