Dr. Margaret Steele appointed Vice Dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dean Michael Strong is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Margaret Steele as Vice Dean, Hospital & Interfaculty Relations, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry effective September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016. Margaret will have accountability for ensuring strategic linkages with our primary teaching and research partners and will be responsible for the development of an Academic Health Sciences Network in Southwestern Ontario. She will also continue to function as the key leader in relation to clinical faculty affairs and will be involved in enhancing and establishing linkages with other faculties.

Dr. Margaret Steele earned her honours degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) in 1983 and completed her MD in 1987. She obtained her Fellowship in Psychiatry in 1992, and in 1993, completed the requirements for the UWO Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Diploma. Margaret has also earned a Masters of Higher Education, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education from the University of Toronto. Margaret also became a Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2008.

In 2001, Margaret became Chair, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Western Ontario. She was also the Integrated Site Chief, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program at the London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Centre Regional Mental Health Care London. As well, Margaret is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. Margaret is the current President of the Association of Professors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Canada and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Ontario Psychiatric Association. In 2009, Margaret became a Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. Among her many other positions, Margaret is a Scientist at the Lawson Health Research, Mental Health Working Group and an Associate Scientist at the Children's Health Research Institute.

Nationally, she has been a member of the Test Committee on Psychiatry for the Medical Council of Canada and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Margaret also led the successful application for child and adolescent psychiatry subspecialization at the RCPSC.

Margaret has presented over 200 professional presentations. She has numerous peer reviewed publication and research grants. She has been a reviewer for journals such as the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, the British Medical Journal and the Journal of Child Neurology.

Throughout her career, Margaret has mentored and encouraged countless medical students, residents and faculty. Margaret has received numerous teaching awards including the Schulich Undergraduate Award of Excellence in Education, the Schulich Postgraduate Award of Excellence in Education, the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry in Canada Award of Excellence in Education and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Excellence in Education Award.