Heather Stuart


Bell Canada Chair in Mental Health and Anti-Stigma Research, Queen’s University, Ontario

Heather Stuart, MA (Sociology, University of Western Ontario), PhD (Epidemiology, University of Calgary) is a Full Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the holder of the Bell Canada Chair in Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.  Dr. Stuart is cross appointed to the Department of Psychiatry and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s.  Dr. Stuart is also the Senior Consultant to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Opening Minds, Anti-stigma initiative and the Chair of the World Psychiatric Association’s Stigma and Mental Health Scientific Section.   Dr. Stuart’s research program focuses on mental health services research with a specific focus on the destigmatization of mental illnesses.  She has contributed to the peer reviewed scientific literature in the areas of mental health needs assessments; suicide and suicide prevention; stigma and stigma reduction; and workplace mental health and is the co-author of several books.  Her most recent books deal with anti-stigma programming and human rights legislation.

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