Improving global prehospital and emergency medicine, public health, and disaster health care and preparedness

Kaitlyn Watson

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 24 April 2020; 8:13 am

Dr. Kaitlyn Watson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research interests are in the area of disasters and primary healthcare, pharmacy practice, and the better integration of pharmacists and primary health care providers in disaster health management. Her PhD focused specifically on the roles of pharmacists in disasters and where they best fit within the disaster health team.

Dr. Watson is a registered pharmacist in Australia and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is the co-chair of the WADEM Primary Health Care SIG. Dr. Watson was the co-lead for disaster preparedness workshops using a disaster scenario at Australian pharmacy conferences (the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia Medicines Management Conference 2019) and within an interprofessional education workshop for health undergraduate students at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. She is currently a consultant for the World Health Organization focusing on public health emergency management.