Timothy Stockwell, PhD - Psychologist, Addictions and Public Policy


Timothy Stockwell, PhD - Psychologist, Addictions and Public Policy

Dr. Tim Stockwell reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Stockwell is the Director of the Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia, located at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. The Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia has produced a wide range of reports, supported consultation and processes, and secured considerable research funding. The Centre works closely with multiple Canadian government departments to ensure the best available evidence is considered in the policy-making process. Dr. Stockwell was also the former Director of Australia's National Drug Research Institute before his present appointment in Canada. Dr. Stockwell also served as a Lecturer at the Addiction Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London, in London, England.

Education and Training

MA (Hons): Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1979

PhD: University of London, London, England, 1979

MSc: University of Surrey, Guildford, England, 1980

Honorary Research Fellowship: Exeter University, Exeter, Devon, England, 1983-1988

Academic Appointments

Professor of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 2004-present

Professor, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia, 1996-2004

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Stockwell receives honoraria from the Drug and Alcohol Office of Western Canada. He also receives grant support from the Institute for Scientific Analysis USA, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and the British Columbia Provincial Health Services Authority.

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