Joy MacDermid, PT, PhD

Dr. Joy MacDermid, our Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Hand Therapy and 2009 ASHT President, is a Professor at the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, Canada. She holds a CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health, and the Dr. James Roth Research Chair in Musculoskeletal Measurement and Knowledge Translation. She is also the Co-director of the Clinical Research Lab within the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (HULC) in London, Ontario.  

Dr. MacDermid, a renowned speaker, hand therapist/physical therapist/epidemiologist has published >420 peer-reviewed papers focusing on measurement, knowledge translation, clinical trials, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines, cohort studies and clinical prediction. She has developed outcome measures that are used internationally including self-report measures such as the Patient Rated Wrist/Hand Evaluation.

Dr. MacDermid is the recipient of the following ASHT Awards:

  • 2016¬†Founders Grant Award Recipient
  • 2013 MacDermid Lifetime Scientific Award in Hand Therapy¬†
  • 2005 Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award