Kim Ritchie, PhD
Kim Ritchie is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, at McMaster University, working under the supervision of Dr. Margaret McKinnon. She holds a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from Queen’s University and is a registered nurse with extensive clinical experience in mental health, geriatric mental health, and professional practice.
Kim’s current research focusses on understanding the perceived effectiveness of an online delivery method for a Goal Management Therapy (GMT) program at an Operational Stress Injury (OSI) clinic. The results of this study will inform ways to improve the online GMT format, that will impact future delivery methods of GMT.
She is also involved in a project to understand the unique and shared lived experiences and psychological impacts among healthcare providers and public safety workers resulting from their work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This research will contribute towards the development of novel approaches to mental health assessment, prevention, and treatment to address the needs of healthcare providers and public safety personnel during and after the pandemic. Her areas of research interest include moral injury, PTSD and dementia, and the mental health of older adults, with a particular focus on aging veterans.