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Maggie Gibson

Maggie Gibson

, Ph.D.
OHCRN Member: OHCRN Research Consortium

Adjunct Clinical Professor,
Department of Psychology,
University of Western Ontario

Associate Investigator,
Lawson Health Research Institute

Psychologist,
Veterans Care Program,
St. Joseph?s Health Care,
London, Ontario

Biosketch:

Dr. Maggie Gibson is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, and an Associate Investigator with the Lawson Health Research Institute. She is registered as a Psychologist in Ontario and has worked in the Veterans Care Program, Parkwood Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, Ontario, since 1993. Dr. Gibson has integrated scientific, educational and service activities throughout her professional career. She has led numerous quality improvement and applied research projects to address care gaps and service opportunities relevant to the needs of the 300 plus veterans who reside at any one time in the Veterans Care Program at Parkwood. The topics have included many critical issues at the interface of psychology, geriatrics and gerontology, such as behaviour, sexual health, pain, depression, end of life care, environmental design and change management. Her activities include mentoring an applied research network among veterans care facilities across Canada and serving on numerous committees for the Canadian Coalition for Seniors Mental Health (CCSMH). She co-led the development of one of the CCSMH’s four National Best Practice Guidelines on seniors’ mental health issues as well as a CCSMH/British Columbia Psychogeriatric Association collaboration to promote seniors’ mental health in cancer care.  She is representing the Canadian Psychological Association in an interagency collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and others that aims to enhance the well-being and protection of seniors in emergencies and disasters. She has served on grant review committees for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Alzheimer Society of Canada. She is a member of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) Task Force on Mental Health Services in Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities.