Krista C. Ritchie, PHD
Associate Professor
Office: Seton 581
Phone: (902) 457-5522
Fax: (902) 457-4911
Twitter handle: @kristacorinne


Scientist, MDSS, IWK Health Centre

Research and Teaching Interests

Social and emotional aspects of teaching and learning
Decision making and problem solving
Measurement and evaluation
Evidence informed practices
Applied multivariate statistics
Intersections of health and education

Background Ritchie2019

Post-doctoral training, Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, 2012
PhD, Educational Psychology, McGill University, 2009
MA, Educational Psychology, McGill University, 2005
BAH, Psychology, Acadia University, 2002

Select Publications


King, S, Ritchie, K. C., McGonnell, M., Doe, C., Corkum, P. V., Cote, E., & Cox, A. (2021). Paging Dr. Google: Availability and reliability of online evidence-based treatment information about ADHD. Evidence-based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Doi:

Uppal, V., & Ritchie, K. C. (2021). Not aligning the research question to the statistical analysis led to potentially flawed results and conclusions. Canadian Journal of Anaesthesiology. Doi: 10.1007/s12630-021-01947-x

Ritchie, K., C., Sjaus, A., Munro, A., & George, R. (2020). An interpretive phenomenological analysis of formative feedback in anesthesia training: the residents’ perspective. BMC Medical Education, 20, 493. 

Ritchie, K. C., Snelgrove-Clarke, E., & Murphy, A. (2019). The 23-item Evidence Based Practice knowledge, attitudes and practices (23-item EBP-KAP) survey: Initial validation among health professional students. Health Professions Education, 5 (2), 152 – 162.

O’Rourke, S., Turner, J., Ritchie, K. C. (2018). Key to the past: Community perceptions of Yup’ik youth interaction with culturally relevant education inspired by the Nunalleq archaeology project. Journal of Archaeology and Education, 2 (4).

Parker, R., Boulos, L., Visitini, S., Ritchie, K. C., & Hayden, J. (2018). Environmental scan and evaluation of best practices for online systematic review resources. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 106 (2).

Chevalier, T. M, Parilla, R., Ritchie, K. C., & Deacon, H. (2017). The role of metacognitive reading strategies, metacognitive study and learning strategies, and behavioral study and learning strategies in predicting academic success in students with and without a history of reading difficulties. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 50 (1).

Ritchie, K. C., Chorney, J. & Hong, P. (2016). Parents’ decisional conflict, self-determination and emotional experiences in pediatric otolaryngology: A prospective descriptive-comparative study. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 86.

Chorney, J., Haworth, R., Graham, E., Ritchie, K., Curran, J., & Hong, P. (2015). Understanding shared decision making in pediatric surgery. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 152 (5).

Hong, P., Webb, A. N., Corsten, G., Balderston, J., Haworth, R., Ritchie, K., & Massoud, E. (2014). An anatomically sound surgical simulation model for myringotomy and tympanostomy tube insertion. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology, 78.

LaBanca, F., & Ritchie, K. C. (2011). The art of scientific ideas: Teaching and learning strategies that promote creative problem finding. The Science Teacher, 78 (8).

Shore, B. M., Walker, C., Ritchie, K. C., LaBanca, F., & Aulls, M. W. (2009). Inquiry literacy: A proposal for a neologism. Learning Landscapes, 3 (1).