Profile of Kathy McGilton

Katherine McGilton RN, PhD, FCAHS, FCAN, FAAN

Professor – Status only (Primary)

The focus of my research is on improving the lives of older adults in facility based settings while also studying the workforce and contextual factors that influence care.

Dr Kathy McGilton’s research focuses on three complementary objectives:

  1. understanding and improving interactions between staff and residents in long term care homes
  2. enhancing the supportive leadership capacity of supervisors; and
  3. developing interdisciplinary care delivery models for older adults with a focus on those with cognitive impairment. Dr McGilton’s research has led to innovations in models of care and positive outcomes for older adults, care partners and staff.

Dr McGilton has taken on many leadership roles within Canada and Internationally with the end goal of influencing practice and policy development. In recognition of Dr McGilton’s national and international reputation, she was inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences in 2020.

Dr McGilton is a senior scientist with the KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, UHN, where she leads investigators, research coordinators and trainees on the Enhancing the Care of Older Adults team.