Dr. Katherine McKay

Dr. Katherine McKayDr. Katherine McKay, BSW, MD, FRCPC, Research Psychiatrist

Dr. Katherine McKay is a full-time clinical psychiatrist on the Sans Souci Program for Transition and Recovery. She has an interest in research including quality improvement and patient centred care. She has a part-time position with the research institute and currently serves as the book review editor for the International Journal of Mental Health. 

Keywords: Quality improvement, person centred care, psychosocial rehabilitation.

Research Interests

Dr. McKay’s research interests are diverse. She is interested in patient-centred care as well as the utilization of mixed methods research methodologies.



McKay K, Ross LE. The transition to adoptive parenthood: A pilot study of parents adopting in Ontario, Canada. Children and Youth Services Review. 2010; 32(4): 604-610.

McKay K, Ross LE. Current practices and barriers to the provision of post-placement support: A pilot study from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. British Journal of Social Work. 2010; 41(1): 57-73. Doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcq023

McKay K, Ross LE, Goldberg A. Adaptation to parenthood during the post-adoption period: A review of the literature. Adoption Quarterly. 2010; 13(2): 125-144. 


Villegas L, McKay K, Dennis CL, Ross LE. Postpartum depression among rural women from developed and developing countries: A systematic review.  Journal of Rural Health. 2011; 27(3): 278-88.


McKay K. An unusual teacher. Canadian Family Physician. 2011; 57(96): 698


McKay K, Akhtar N, Rudnick A. Psychosocial/Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PSR) Education in Postgraduate Psychiatry and Occupational Therapy Training: A Commentary. J Community Med Health. 2016; 6: 435. doi:10.4172/2161-0711.1000435


McKay K, Rudnick A. Using a biopsychosocial formulation to facilitate a person-centered approach to medically unexplained symptoms. Journal of the European Society for Person Centered Health Care. 2017;5(2): 202-04. 


McConnell M & McKay K. What factors make for a positive or negative clinical learning experience? Exploring postgraduate perceptions of postgraduate medical trainees. Journal of Medical Education and Training. 2018; 2(2):038.

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