Dr. Heather Stuart

Heather Stuart, MA (Sociology, University of Western Ontario), PhD (Epidemiology, University of Calgary) is a Full Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences, Psychiatry, and the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University. She also holds the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair at Queen’s.

Dr. Stuart is also the Senior Consultant to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Opening Minds, Anti-stigma initiative and the past Chair of the World Psychiatric Association’s Stigma and Mental Health Scientific Section.

Dr. Stuart’s research focuses on mental health services evaluation with a specific focus on the destigmatization of mental illnesses. She has contributed to the peer reviewed scientific literature in the areas of mental health needs assessments; suicide and suicide prevention; stigma and stigma reduction; and workplace mental health and is the co-author of several books. Her most recent books deal with anti-stigma programming and human rights legislation.