Katherine’s primary research interests include patient safety and education.
Katherine Trip joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Nursing with broad clinical and leadership experience. She has worked in settings as diverse as a remote cottage hospital in Northern Newfoundland — with a bed capacity of 16 and x-ray technicians that doubled as EMRs — to implementing the first urgent oncology care program in Ontario. In addition, Katherine has been engaged clinically in emergency, general medicine, community, and research practice. As a Registered Nurse she developed the first peripheral blood stem cell collection program in Ontario and as a newly graduated Nurse Practitioner (NP), she was trusted to develop the inaugural role as the 1st NP within the General Internal Medicine consult team at University Health Network. She was instrumental in developing the Oncology Urgent Care program at Princess Margaret Hospital. More recently, she was involved as a casual NP in long term care throughout COVID and has now returned to Princess Margaret Hospital as a NP in the Autologous Transplant Day Hospital on a casual basis.
At UofT since 2010 she has acted in the capacity of Graduate Program Practicum coordinator, coordinator of the Adult- NP program, and is an instructor of several NP courses and recently published an open access educational resource through eCampus Ontario. Katherine is now the Coordinator of NP programs. She is currently involved in expanding the NP program to include a Scarborough campus cohort and envisions the creation of a truly collaborative and interprofessional learning environment through her work with the various Health Faculties that will be part of the new Scarborough Academic Medicine and Integrated Health (SAMIH) campus. Katherine’s research interests have been focused on enhancing patient safety through identification and mitigation of interruptions in nursing care and as well she has been involved in research related to the development of safe opioid delivery systems. She is currently working with nursing and medical experts from Choosing Wisely Canada to help increase the utilization of this clinical resource among nurses.