PhD, RN, FAPWCA, WOCC(C)
Research and Practice Co-Chair
Dr. Kevin Woo is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University, School of Nursing, School of Rehabilitation therapy in Kingston, Ontario.
He is known as a leading Canadian nurse researcher in the areas of wound, ostomy and continence issues and has served on a number of expert panels and advisory boards to develop best practice recommendations. He was also the Early Researcher Award recipient 2014-2019 from the Ministry of Research and Innovation. This award allowed him to lead the development and evaluation of an online community designed to promote self-management of diabetes through peer-to-peer online support. He received the Journal of Wound Care’s the Best Diabetic Foot Ulcer Intervention Award in 2018 for his leadership and contribution to this area of research. In 2020, he received the Order of Merit Award from the Canadian Nurses Association.
For over 20 years Dr. Woo has sustained a prolific research career, focusing on topics such as chronic disease management, knowledge translation and patient safety. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and 19 book chapters. He is the author of Polit & Beck Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research, a research text that has been adopted by several nursing schools in Canada. By blending his research with an active clinical practice, he has had an immediate and profound impact on the health of people living in Canada. Kevin is the web editor for the Advances in Skin and Wound Care website. He is the Research and Practice Co-Chair of the Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy & Continence Canada and the Regional North American Director and Research Chair of the International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP).