Dr. George Foussias is the Scientific Director of the Slaight Family Centre for Youth in Transition and Chief of the Schizophrenia Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He heads the Virtual Reality and Behavioural Neuroscience Research Laboratory at CAMH. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
Areas of Research
Dr. Foussias' research focuses on advancing our understanding and treatment of motivational deficits, and related negative symptoms, seen in severe mental illnesses and improving outcomes for affected individuals. His approaches include longitudinal phenomenology and outcome studies, psychopharmacology and brain stimulation treatment trials, neuroimaging, and the development of novel assessment methodologies using virtual reality, motion-tracking technology, and computerized assessments to tap into real-world performance and functioning. The ultimate goal of this work is to guide the development of more effective treatments for motivational deficits, which stand as an important barrier to functional recovery in severe mental illnesses.
View Dr. Foussias' publications on PubMed.