Dr. Kitto is a medical sociologist who has been working in health professions education research since 2002. His main research interests are studying how structural, historical and socio-cultural variables shape interprofessional clinical practice, educational settings and activities. His past work has concentrated on the nature and role of continuing interprofessional education and practice within the nexus of patient safety, Quality Improvement and implementation science, intervention design and practice. Dr Kitto’s current research foci are: 1) Exploring the relationship between Canmeds, self-directed Learning and competency by design for Canadian Physicians; 2) Teamwork and Patient/Family involvement in ICU and OR settings 3) Evidence-based certification of Physicians and Nurses in Nth America. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed scholarly works and has held numerous international honorary positions in educational centres (Wilson Centre, University of Toronto, Medical Case Centre, Karolinska Institutet) and critical care related departments (Departments of Surgery, Monash University, University of Toronto).