Dr Richardson was the consultant psychiatrist on the project development team at the Department of Defense when the now head of MHI created the Operational Stress Injury model and Peer Support Program. His expertise at the time was instrumental in ensuring that the program was developed in a rigorous way and in keeping with best practice and current evidence base.
Dr Richardson is presently the Consultant Psychiatrist, Physician Clinical Lead at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at Parkwood Hospital- St. Joseph Health Care, London Ontario. His responsibilities include the provision of psychiatric assessment and treatment of Veterans and Canadian Forces members suffering with post traumatic stress disorder and other operational stress injuries. He also provides short and long term psychotherapy & group psychoeducation. Part of his responsibilities requires him to take a leadership role and support interdisciplinary team in case management and he also oversees program development and conduct research on PTSD and other operational stress injuries.
He is also the Senior Research Psychiatrist for the Directorate of Mental Health, Canadian Forces (CF) Health Services Group where he performs and directs analysis of epidemiological and administrative health data. He has significant experience in interpreting research and analysis in support of program development and program evaluation.
Dr Richardson is also an associate Professor at Western University’s Department of Psychiatry and also Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience.
He has published well over 30 papers, articles and research findings as well as authored several chapter in various publications over the year. A complete list is available on request.