Simon Hatcher

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Simon Hatcher
Vice Chair and Full Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry


Work E-mail: shatcher@toh.ca

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Biography

Titles:

Staff Psychiatrist, The Ottawa Hospital and Inner City Health

Vice Chair and Full Professor, University of Ottawa, Department of Psychiatry

 

Biography:

Dr. Simon Hatcher is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Ottawa, Canada. He moved to Ottawa from the Department of Psychological Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2012. He trained in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry in the UK and ran a Consultation-Liaison service in New Zealand for 20 years. His main research interests include suicide, self-harm, psychotherapies, clinical trials, first responder’s mental health, trauma informed care in the homeless and e-therapies. He has been the principal investigator in several large trials of non-pharmacological interventions in people who present to hospital with intentional self-harm. The OHRI research lab he heads Hatching Ideas Hub focuses on clinical trials in underserved populations such as suicidal men, the homeless and first responders. Clinically he works in the downtown homeless shelters in Ottawa and the Liaison Psychiatry service at The Ottawa General Hospital. He is the Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

 

Fields of Interest

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Psychotherapies
  • Clinical Trials
  • Trauma informed care in the homeless
  • First responder’s mental health and e-therapies
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