Faculty of the Department of Psychiatry includes both clinician and basic scientists who are leading a range of exciting mental health research programs across the lifespan that are highly novel, collaborative, impactful and support the training of the next generation of researchers and innovators in mental health.

Research in the Department of Psychiatry involves a range of methodologies and addresses a diversity of content areas including:

• Psychotic disorders
• Mood and anxiety disorders
• Trauma / PTSD
• Suicide prevention
• Personality and personality disorders
• Developmental Disabilities
• Substance Use Disorders
• Prevention / Promotion
• Social determinants of health
• Global Mental Health

We have renowned expertise in early intervention, clinical neuroscience, third wave therapies and neurostimulation trials, mental health service delivery and educational research.

The Department of Psychiatry has three endowed research chairs supporting world class research:

Dr. Ruth Lanius , Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Osuch, Rea Chair of Affective Disorders

Dr. Lena Palaniyappan, Tanna Schulich Chair in Neuroscience and Mental Health

Strong research collaborations are established between psychiatry and researchers from other departments and disciplines, including Anatomy and Cell Biology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Biophysics, and Nursing, Business, Education, Philosophy and Psychology.

There are a host of research training opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students in psychiatry.

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