Research

Mission

  Open Quote Icon To ensure the highest standards of research, education and patient care in mental health. We continue to foster a environment to remain at the leading edge of treatment, education and research. Closed Quote Icon  

Research activities in the Department of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta range from the foundational sciences to clinical research and promote world-class investigations on issues relevant to mental health. The department has a diverse group of outstanding scientists who are internationally recognized as carrying out leading edge research in their fields.  These include:

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Mood and anxiety disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Psychotherapy

Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry have established productive laboratories and collaborations across the campus, health region, the country and internationally. Investigators have been highly successful in securing funding from government, not-for-profit organizations and industry.  These funds support the operating costs of ongoing research programs and facilities and provide salary support for highly skilled technical staff, as well as many of the independent investigators themselves.