Special Events

Showcasing research in the department

Research Day

Psychiatry Research Day promotes student involvement in research and showcases the department’s diverse expertise to our university and local communities. The day is composed of oral and poster presentations with awards given in various categories. 

Department of Psychiatry Research Day 2019

This year’s event is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 8 at the Atlantica Hotel, Halifax. Now in its 29th year, Psychiatry Research Day promotes student involvement in research and showcases the department’s diverse expertise to our university and local communities.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Glenn Waller, a chartered psychologist and head of the Department of Psychology at the University of Sheffield, who will be speaking on the topic of therapist drift. Dr. Waller is a member of NICE Guideline Development Group, Eating Disorders.

Dr. Waller’s areas of interest include the cognitive processes that underlie and maintain eating disorders, the treatment of eating disorders with a focus on cognitive-behavioural approaches, and the translation of evidence-based approaches into clinical settings. He obtained his PhD at Oxford University and joined the University of Sheffield in 2012. Dr. Waller is a fellow and former president (2014-2015) of the Academy of Eating Disorders, a founding member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and Chair of the Scientific Committee for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.