Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Simpson is a senior scientist with the VP Research Group at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and holds the chair in forensic psychiatry at CAMH and University of Toronto. He is also an associate professor in the division of forensic psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
He has served in directorial and advisory roles on multiple international forensic organizations, to governments and correctional bodies. He is associate editor of Frontiers in the psychiatry forensic section. He is a member of the editorial board of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, the International Journal of Forensic Mental Health Services and the International Journal of Risk and Recovery. He is a member of the council of reviewers of the CIHR. He has more than 100 refereed papers as well as book chapters and monographs.
Areas of Research
His academic, teaching and research interests are in the area of the interaction of the law and people with serious mental illness (SMI): how we understand pathways to risk, into the criminal justice system and for therapeutic intervention and recovery. His clinical and service development activities are currently in correctional mental health including in research and in international networks.
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