null Timothy Wideman, PhD

Investigator, RI-MUHC

Surgical and Interventional Sciences Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Associate Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University



Pain education • sensitivity to physical activity • knowledge translation • pain and disability

Research Focus

My research focuses on three themes: Understanding and targeting biopsychosocial risk factors for prolonged pain and disability; improving entry-level pain education for health professionals through large-scale knowledge translation initiatives; and developing person-centred approaches to pain assessment and management that help validate and support people living with pain.

Selected Publications

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  • Wideman TH, Edwards R, Walton D, Martel M, Hudon A, Seminowicz D. The multi-modal assessment model of pain: A novel framework for further integrating the subjective pain experience within research and practice. Clinical journal of pain, 2019; 35 (3): 212-221. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000670.

  • Wideman TH, Miller J*, Bostick G, Thomas A, Bussières A, Wickens R. The current state of pain education within Canadian physiotherapy programs: a national survey of pain educators. Disability and rehabilitation, 2020; 42 (9): 1332-1338. DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1519044.

  • Wideman TH, Miller J*, Bostick G, Thomas A, Bussières A. Advancing pain education in Canadian physiotherapy programs: Results of a consensus-generating workshop. Physiotherapy Canada, 2018; 70 (1): 24-33. DOI: 10.3138/ptc.2016-57.

  • Wideman TH, Asmundson G, Smeets R, Zautra A, Simmonds M, Sullivan M, Haythornthwaite J, Edwards R. Re-thinking the fear avoidance model: Toward a multi-dimensional framework of pain-related disability. Pain, 2013; 154 (11): 2262-2265. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.06.005.

  • Wideman TH, Finan P, Edwards R, Quartana, P, Buenaver L, Haythornthwaite J, Smith M. Increased sensitivity to physical activity among individuals with knee osteoarthritis: Relation to pain outcomes, psychological factors and responses to quantitative sensory testing. Pain, 2014; 155 (4): 703-711. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.12.028.