Whittaker, Jackie

Dr. Jackie Whittaker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Jackie is also a Research Scientist at Arthritis Research Canada, Adjunct Professor at the International Olympic Committee supported Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary (Canada), and an Associate Member of the Versus Arthritis Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (UK). As a recognized clinical specialist in musculoskeletal rehabilitation (Canadian Physiotherapy Association) and clinical epidemiologist, her research focuses on preventing knee osteoarthritis resulting from traumatic sports-related knee injuries. Her work aims to improve patient/athlete outcomes through understanding the long-term consequences of knee injuries, and developing and evaluating interventions to reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis. Central to her work is an integrated knowledge translation approach, involving patients/athletes and health professionals throughout the research-to-practice continuum. Jackie’s research is guided by 21 years of clinical practice, has resulted in over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and is supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Arthritis Society (Canada).