Dr. Simpson holds the Chair in Forensic Psychiatry at CAMH and University of Toronto. He is Associate Professor in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto and is Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
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 well over 100 refereed papers as well as book chapters and monographs.
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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