Dr Richardson was the consultant psychiatrist on the project development team at the Veterans Affairs Canada, 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.
He is a consultant psychiatrist and Physician Lead at the Parkwood Operational Stress Injury (OSI) Clinic in London, Ontario. He it is also the Scientific Director of the OSI Research and Innovation Centre at the Parkwood Institute. He has a Social Work degree from McGill University and completed his medical degree at Queen’s University and his fellowship in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa. He has more than 20 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of Veterans and Canadian forces members with PTSD and other operational stress injuries. He is a fellow with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health. Dr. Richardson has more than 40 published articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed journals in the area of Military and Veteran Mental Health including risk factors for PTSD and suicidal ideation, sleep disturbances, health care utilization, treatment outcomes and the impact of PTSD on quality-of-life.
He was 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.