Western University, Canada - London Ontario

| Monday September 1, 2014
2:31 PM

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology, Western University

Bio Sketch

Dr. Watling obtained his MD (cum laude) from Dalhousie University in Halifax in 1990. He completed residency training in neurology at the University of Western Ontario in 1995 and fellowship training in Pain and Symptom Management at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston in 1996. After practicing general neurology in Sudbury, Ontario for 4 years, he joined the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000.

In 2009, Dr. Watling completed a Master of Medical Education degree at the University of Dundee with a research thesis entitled "Rules of Engagement: An Exploration of Resident and Faculty Perceptions of the Resident In-Training Evaluation Process". In 2014, he received his PhD in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University; his thesis was entitled "Cognition, culture, and credibility: Deconstructing feedback in medical education." He is a Scientist at Schulich's Centre for Education Research and Innovation, and is presently the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education at Schulich.


 

Research

Dr. Watling's research program uses qualitative approaches to explore key questions around learning. His work examines the factors that influence learning in the clinical environment and how events and experiences come to resonate with learners. The influence of feedback on learning has been a particular focus in Dr. Watling's work. In addition, he is exploring the interaction between individual and socio-cultural influences on learning in medical and other settings.

Christopher J. Watling

Medical Interests

  • Medical Education
  • Neuro-oncology

Office Contact Information

  • Phone:519 - 661 - 2019
  • Fax:519 - 850 - 2492
  • Address:

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education
Medical Sciences Building, Room MSB 103
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University