Dr. Kitto is a medical sociologist who has been working in health professions education research, sociology of surgery and health services research since 2002. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery, UofT, a Scientist at The Wilson Centre, University Health Network, and the Director of Research in Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, UofT.
His main research interests are studying how structural, historical and socio-cultural variables shape interprofessional clinical practice, educational settings and activities. Often, this involves studying issues related to identity/role expectation and formation, competency acquisition/performance and profession-based evidence/knowledge production within team contexts. His current research focuses on the nature and role of continuing interprofessional education and practice within the nexus of patient safety, quality improvement, implementation science intervention designs and practice.
Dr Kitto has published over 60 research articles, several reports, chapters and books. His most recent publications focus on barriers and facilitators to integrating continuing education, quality improvement, patient safety and knowledge translation initiatives. He is also an associate editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care, BioMed Central Medical Education Journal and the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions.