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Chris Watling

Chris Watling

Current Appointments

Scientist, CERI
Associate Dean, Postgraduate Medical Education, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Professor, Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology


Educational Background

MD, Dalhousie University
FRCPC, Neurology, University of Western Ontario
Fellowship, Pain and Symptom Management, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Master of Medical Education, University of Dundee
Ph.D. in Medical Education, Maastricht University

Research Program Highlights

Publications from Google Scholar

Personal Biography

Dr. Chris Watling received his MD cum laude from Dalhousie University in 1990, and then completed residency training in neurology at Western University in London, Canada in 1995.  After a fellowship at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Chris practiced general community neurology in Sudbury, Ontario.  He returned to London in 2000 to join the faculty of Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.  He completed a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee (2009), and a Ph.D. in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University (2014).   

Dr. Watling is a Professor in the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Oncology, and Family Medicine, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education, and a Scientist at Schulich’s Centre for Education Research and Innovation.  His research explores how and why feedback influences learning, how direct observation and coaching play out in clinical settings, and how medicine’s professional culture shapes its educational practices.  His favourite professional activity, however, is teaching (and writing about) writing.