Christie Newton


Christie Newton started her career at the Queen’s Family Practice Teaching Unit in 1997. In 2001 she moved to the West Coast and joined the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Family Practice Teaching Clinic in Vancouver. She became an academic faculty member in UBC’s Department of Family Practice in 2005.

Dr. Newton has held many positions within the Department including Director of Continuing Professional Development (2010-2020), Interim Co-Chair of the Department (2017-2019) and Medical Director of the UBC Health Clinic (2004-2010, 2016-present) where she has a part-time teaching practice. She was recently appointed Associate Head, Education and Engagement.

Dr. Newton is the Honorary Secretary-Treasurer of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and serves on many CFPC committees including Governance Advisory, Finance, and Patients Medical Home Steering Committees. Outside of these roles at the CFPC and UBC, Dr. Newton is co-chair of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Interprofessional Education Network and serves on the Nominations Committee of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative.


Campling, B., Lam, S., and C. Newton, Survival of Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Treated at the Kingston Regional Cancer Clinic, Annals of the Royal College, Clinical and Investigative Medicine, 1993 CA

*Moran, M., Boyce, R., O’Neill, K., Bainbridge, L. and Newton, C. (2007) The Health Care Team Challenge: Extra-curricular engagement in inter-professional education (IPE) Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal. 8(3):47-53. CA

Sedgewick, W., Washburn, C., Newton, C. & Mirwaldt, P. (2008). Shared Care Depression model: From project inception to outcome data Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 27(2):219-232. CA

Perreault, K., Boivin, A., Pauzé, E., Terry, A., Newton, C., Dawkins, S., Houle, J., and Belle   Brown, J. (2009) Interdisciplinary primary health care research training through TUTOR-PHC: the insiders’ view Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23(4):414-416 CA

*Newton, C., Wood, V.  (2009) Reflections on facilitating an Interprofessional problem-based learning module Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23(6):.672-675 FA

Newton, C. (2010) Preparing for Interprofessional Teaching Theory and Practice (Reference: YNEDT1803) Nurse Education Today Online publication complete: 8-MAY-2010 DOI information: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.03.018 FA

*Newton, C., Nasmith, L. and Wood, V. (2012) Building Capacity for Interprofessional Practice Clinical Teacher, 2012; 9:94-98. FA

 Newton, C. Bainbridge, L., Ball, V. A., and Wood, V. (2013) Health Care Team Challenges: An international review and research agenda. Journal of Interprofessional Care Early Online 1-3 FA

Newton, C., Bainbridge, L., Ball, V., Baum, K., Bontje, P., Boyce, R., Moran, M., Richardson, B., Tamura, Y., Uden, D., Wagner, S., and Wood, V. (2014) The Health Care Team Challenge: Developing an international interprofessional Education Research Collaboration. Nurse Education Today FA

Krystin Jewell, Christie Newton and Shafik Dharamsi. Length of Family Medicine Training and Readiness for Independent Practice: Residents’ Perspectives at One Canadian University. University of British Columbia Journal of Medicine 2015: 6.2 (15-19) CA

Newton, 2017 A ‘How to Guide’ For teaching and Assessing Collaborator Role competencies in Family Medicine residency and health professional training programs. International Journal of Interprofessional Care. 17(5):A503, pp.1-8, DOI:

Newton, C., and Ashby, J., (2019) The Ecology of Care: A Review of the Literature in Clinical Learning Environments Med Ed Publish (ID: 2489)


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