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Kate  Einarson, Ph.D. - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Toronto, ON, CA

Kate Einarson, Ph.D. Kate  Einarson, Ph.D.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Specialist | Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Toronto, ON, CANADA

I am a behavioural scientist with a passion for getting research evidence out of scientific silos and making it useful to people who need it






Kate Einarson, 3MT 2013 Discover Psychology - Kate Einarson: Let the Music Move Your Feet Interpersonal Synchrony Increases Prosocial Behavior in Infants - Video Abstract The how and why of making music together | Kate Einarson | TEDxMcMasterU




I am behavioural scientist and knowledge translation (KT) professional with a passion for getting research evidence out of scientific silos and making it useful to people who need it. I've worked with healthcare providers, professors, policymakers, teachers, students, parents, schools, and not-for-profit organizations.

I am currently a Knowledge Translation (KT) Specialist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto. For more information, visit Previously, I have worked as a Knowledge Broker with the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Healthcare, a curriculum and content developer for the Ontario Online Initiative, a university instructor, and a postdoctoral research fellow jointly appointed between the University of Toronto and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. While earning my PhD in behavioural research, I conducted scientific studies of infant and child development as part of the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster University and through the McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind. I have also been an educator and artist for more than 15 years, teaching early childhood music as well as private and group-based instrumental classes. I currently co-direct, a practice-based arts research collaboration.

I have taught at the post-secondary level as an award-winning faculty member and guest lecturer, and have presented my work at conferences and invited events internationally. I particularly enjoy translating scientific ideas for a broader audience. My work has been featured in the New York Times, on the CBC, through YouTube, on podcasts, and in print media.

I consult with education and arts organizations across North America who share my interests in human development, health, education, and evidence-based practices. I am always excited to hear from like-minded researchers, KT practitioners, artists, and educators about consulting and collaboration opportunities! For information on my speaking, teaching, writing, and outreach, please visit

Industry Expertise (4)





Areas of Expertise (7)

Behavioral Science

Child Development

Science Communication

Music and Mind

Language and Literacy

Mental Health and Substance Use

Arts Education

Accomplishments (6)

YWCA Hamilton Young Woman of Distinction award, runner-up (personal)

2015 nominee

Teaching Merit Award for New Faculty (professional)

Annual award by the McMaster Students Union 2014 recipient

Dean's Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization and Innovation (professional)

Annual award by the McMaster School of Graduate Studies 2014 recipient

Herb Jenkins Discovery Scholar Award (professional)

Annual award by the McMaster Alumni Association 2013 recipient

Dean's Award for Excellence in Communicating Graduate Research (professional)

Annual award by the McMaster Students Union 2013 recipient

People’s Choice Award winner, McMaster Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) (professional)

Inaugural McMaster 3MT competition 2013 winner

Education (3)

McMaster University: Ph.D., Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

SickKids Hospital: Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC)

University of Manitoba: B.A. (Adv), Linguistics and Psychology

Media Appearances (5)

Childhood: The rhythm of helpful babies

The New York Times  print


June 2014

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At the Wee Festival, performance art is child’s play

Toronto Star  print


May 2014

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McMaster Educators Lauded at MSU Teaching Awards Ceremony

McMaster Daily News  online


March 2014

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Kate Einarson wins People’s Choice Award for her three-minute thesis

Logberg Heimskringla: The Icelandic Community Newspaper  print


August 2013 (see page 3)

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McMaster psych grad student wins 3-minute thesis People's Choice Award

CBC Hamilton  tv


May 2013

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