Welcome to New Faculty Members

Dr. Georges Loba Gutierrez has joined the Department in mid-October, in a split role with both LHSC and SJHC. He will spend 0.6 of his time with the Developmental Disabilities Program, providing specialized bed-based and community services including: assessment, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and continuing psychiatric care for individuals with a dual diagnosis in Southwestern Ontario. The remaining 0.4 of his time will be with Emergency Psychiatry, working with the CEPS (Centralized Emergency Psychiatry Services) Team. Dr. Loba Gutierrez obtained his Doctorats en Médecine degree at the Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.  If you see him in the halls, he may look familiar - he completed his Psychiatry residency here at Western University.  Prior to that he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Université libre de Bruxelles, and worked as a Psychiatrist in a Regional hospital and two penitentiaries in Belgium. Welcome to the Department!

We welcome Dr. Lloy Wylie as our newest Basic Scientist. She arrived in early September. Dr. Wylie has taken a post with the brand new Masters of Public Health Program, and will call Psychiatry her "home" department. The MPH Program offices are in a new building on the Western campus, at the corner of Richmond and Windermere. Dr. Wylie completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests are in the areas of health services and health systems transformation, social determinants of health, Aboriginal health, health care access for socially excluded populations, and health policy and comparative analysis of health system.  She most recently called Duncan, B.C. home, and is now settling into London. She and her daughter have been able to explore the region and have already discovered Grand Bend, the Pinery Provincial Park, and London's extensive park system. Welcome to the Department!

Dr. Arlene MacDougall joined the Department of Psychiatry on September 30 as an Assistant Professor in the clinician-researcher stream. She will be based at PEPP (Prevention & Early Intervention Program for Psychoses) in General Adult Psychiatry, located at LHSC-Victoria Hospital. Her research interests include the measurement and improvement of autobiographical memory and insight deficits associated with psychotic disorders. In addition, she will continue to build upon her system development work and research in the area of global mental health, including Northern and Aboriginal populations within Canada. She obtained her MD at the University of British Columbia and subsequently completed her psychiatry residency, masters in neuroscience and Clinician Investigator Program training at McMaster University. Dr. MacDougall then went on to complete a Joint-Fellowship in Global Psychiatry and First Episode Psychosis at Dalhousie University. We welcome her to the Department!

Dr. Carol McDaniel started on October 15 with the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care in St. Thomas. She formerly worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in England and remains an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and Associate Coordinator of the MSc in Forensic Mental Health Studies, University of Birmingham.  She graduated with honors in Pure and Applied Sciences from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Jamaica and later received her medical degree and Doctorate in Psychiatry there. She was awarded the British Chevening Scholarship in Human Rights to study and train in Forensic Psychiatry in Birmingham. She holds the LLM in The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice from Cardiff Law School in Wales. Dr. McDaniel was the first forensic psychiatrist in the West Indies and lectured at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at the UWI. Her research interests include the Attachment Theory, Corporal Punishment in Childhood and Psychiatric Defences in Criminal Law. Welcome to Canada and to the Department!