Dr. Howard Barbaree

Dr. Howard BarbareeDr. Howard Barbaree is a research psychologist and became Waypoint's Vice President, Research and Academics in September 2010.

Dr. Barbaree is internationally recognized in forensic mental health research and is the former head of the Law and Mental Health Program, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. After working as the clinical director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Law and Mental Health Program for more than ten years, Dr. Barbaree was recently named the program's Provincial Projects Director. He continues this role while working part-time for both Waypoint and CAMH.

Dr. Barbaree received his doctorate in Psychology from Queen's University. He is currently a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and the Health Studies and Gerontology Program at the University of Waterloo. He first began his academic career at Queen's University where he taught in the departments of psychology, psychiatry and urology. He has been awarded numerous academic, scholarly and professional awards including the Kurt Freund Memorial Research Prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in law and mental health research, a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario Ministry of Health and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship.

As the VP of Research and Academics, Dr. Barbaree is responsible for developing a plan to integrate the hospital's current research, education and clinical activities, and identifying new academic partnerships. He is also supporting the development and recruitment of a research advisory committee.

Dr. Barbaree is currently a member of the Ontario Mental Health Reporting System Advisory Committee sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and a past member of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Forensic Mental Health Services Expert Advisory Panel. He has led numerous research studies for Correctional Services Canada since 1991, is the author of four books and has contributed to more than 100 books and journals.