Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Alberta, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Professor Andrew Greenshaw
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Alberta, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.
Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the University of Alberta and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, Dr. Andy Greenshaw trained in Europe and Canada. He joined the University of Alberta in 1986 as a Heritage Medical Research Scholar. A fellow of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CCNP), for which he served as president from 2000 – 2002, and of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum (CINP), Andy has serves as University of Alberta Vice President (Research) and has served numerous boards including the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, the Institute of Health Economics and The University of the Arctic. He served as the founding Co-Chair of the Alberta Addictions and Mental Health Research Partnership Committee (2006 – 2015) and is Research Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Best Practices in Mental Health, a digital hub that will serve the combined APEC population of 2.7 billion people.
Currently on the Board of Mental Health Research Canada, Andy has extensive experience on Canadian Medical Research Council and Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant panels since 1989, Andy was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the CIHR Institute of Neuroscience Mental Health & Addiction from 2012 – 2016. From 2015 – 2019 he serves as the director of the Alberta node of the Canadian Depression & Research Intervention Network (CDRIN), for which he served as Chair of the Depression Hubs National Advisory Panel and as a member of the CDRIN Board. Andy was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of The Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research in Ottawa from 2014 – 2017 and is currently a member of the Research Advisory Board for Little Warriors, a national organisation committed to the awareness, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse.
His active research includes the application of machine learning and data-mining to prediction of differential diagnosis and treatment responses in mental disorder. He is part of a collaborative computational psychiatry group that includes researchers from the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute and the IB Centre for Advanced Study at UAlberta, the IBM TJ Watson Centre in New York, West Sichuan Hospital in Chengdu and NIMHANS in Bangalore. He was the single invited panelist to speak on AI and Health at the Canada-hosted G-7 conference on AI in Montreal in December 2018. Andy was an invited panelist at the Canadian annual eMental Health conference in March 2020 in Toronto, speaking on “Is Change Coming?” and was also an invited participant in training on mental health for the RCMP K Division officers’ training in Edmonton in February 2020.
Andy is actively engaged in research into post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI), including collaborations with the Canadian Military (HiMARC 3MDR project and an IBM-partnered project using natural language for prediction and prognosis of PTSI/PTSD in Canadian Military and Veterans). His E-health research includes working with Professor Vincent Agyapong’s supportive text messaging group, including the $1M COVID-19 project Text4Hope.
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