Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
PhD - 2003 University of Toronto
Dr. Macpherson received her PhD from the University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science preceeded by a Master's degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University. Her research interests include prevention of childhood injuries in mainstream, First Nations, and Inuit children, and pediatric health services research. She is an adjunct Senior scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), a member of the LaMarsh Institute for Child and Youth Health, and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Injury Prevention. She is currently the co-principal investigator on several CIHR grants, and holds a CIHR Chair in Maternal and Child Health Services and Policy Research.
Pike I, Piedt S, Warda L, Yanchar N, Macarthur C, Babul S, Macpherson AK. Developing Injury Indicators for Canadian Children and Youth: a Modified Delphi approach. Injury Prevention 2010:16; 154-160.
Mackay M. Macpherson AK, Pike I, Vincenten J, McClure R. Action indicators for injury prevention. Injury Prevention 2010; 16: 204-207
Howard AW, Macarthur C, Rothman L, Willan A, Macpherson AK. School playground surfacing and arm fractures in children: a cluster randomized trial comparing sand to wood chip surfaces. PloS Medicine 2009;6 e1000195.
Warsh J., Constantin SA, Howard AW, Macpherson AK. A systematic review of the association between bodychecking and injury in youth ice hockey. Clin J Sport Med 2009.19(2):134-145.
Other Research Outputs
Measuring Injury Matters : A plain-language guide to injury indicators. Pike I, Macpherson AK, et al. 2010
Peden et al eds. World report on child injury prevention, WHO 2008.
Macpherson AK, Schull M, Manuel D, Cernat G, Redelmeier D, Laupacis A. Injuries in Ontario: an ICES research atlas. September 2005
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
Dr. Macpherson's current research interests relate to the prevention of childhood injuries. Particular areas of interest include injuries in sports and recreation, including hockey and playground injuries, injury indicators, evaluation of public policies related to injury, and injuries in First Nations and Inuit communities.
The CIHR Team in Child and Youth Injury Prevention This interdisciplinary team aims to reduce the incidence and burden of childhood injuries. We will focus on common and severe injuries, and base our interventions on a developmental approach. The team comes from across the country and includes researchers, practitioners, and community members. Role: Co-Principal Investigator Amount funded: $2,000,000 Year Funded: 2010 Duration: 5 Funded by: Canadian Institutes of Health Research