Experts available on topics related to mental health

Western University has the following experts and researchers available to speak on a range of mental health-related topics during the winter months:

Kelly Anderson
Associate Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Population mental health, social determinants of health, health services research, first episode psychosis.

Lindsay Bodell
Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director, Psychobiology of Eating and Related Disorders (PEAR) Laboratory

Areas of expertise: Eating disorders, what makes some individuals (but not others) vulnerable to develop eating disorder psychopathology.

David Dozois
Professor, Psychology and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Cognitive behavioural therapy, anxiety and depression, relationships and mental health.

Paul Frewen
Associate Professor, Psychology and Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), psychological trauma, sense of self, meditation, neurofeedback.

Elizabeth P. Hayden
Professor, Psychology

Areas of expertise: Mood dysregulation, children and early adversity, development and aging, cognition and behaviour.

Ruth Lanius
Professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Post traumatic stress disorder, neurobiology of PTSD and treatment, psychiatry and treatment of mental health disorders.

Colin King
Associate Professor, Education, Registered School and Child Clinical Psychologist

Areas of expertise: Child psychology, learning with social-emotional challenges, school-related anxiety; Director, Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic

Graham Reid

Associate Professor, Psychology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

Areas of expertise: Sleep and mental health, sleep and psychopathology, children and sleep problems, access to mental health supports for children.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry: Cynthia Fazio, Media Relations Officer, 226.376.4924 (mobile), cynthia.fazio@uwo.ca

For all other departments: Justin Zadorsky, Media Relations Officer, Western University, 226.377.1673 (mobile), jzadorsk@uwo.ca