Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Julie A George MD
Lecturer
Equity, Gender and Population, Psychotherapies, Humanities and Educational Scholarship
Contact Info
T: (519) 786-5647
Location
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: 100 Collip Circle, Suite 200, London, ON N6G 4X8
Kettle & Stony Point Health Services: 6275 Indian Lane, Kettle & Stony Point First Nation, ON N0N 1J0
Research Interests
First Nations Health, Rural Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Community Development, Participatory Action Research

Dr. George is an Anishinaabe scholar from Kettle & Stony Point First Nation and Scientific Advisor on Indigenous Health and Wellbeing with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). As part of her work with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research (IMHPR), she collaborates with CAMH to ensure effective and consistent community engagement and knowledge uptake and translation in research involving First Nations communities. Dr. George worked to adapt and implement the Researching Health in Ontario Communities (RHOC) project, co-lead the CAMH Research Priority on Prevention in First Nations Communities, and worked on a team project to evaluate the Mental Health First Aid Canada program for First Nations. Using Participatory Action Research (PAR), Dr. George currently co-leads a large research program to develop community wellness strategies in Ontario First Nations communities, and as a precursor to this work, lead an innovative Movember-funded project aimed at engaging First Nations boys and men in the development and implementation of mental health programs and resources, and is extensively involved in research examining the use of strengths and resilience resources by First Nations individuals who are experiencing mental health, addiction and violence challenges. In addition to her work with CAMH, Dr. George is the Community Wellness / Mental Health, Addiction and Violence Support Program Manager in her home community. She completed her doctoral dissertation employing Indigenous methodologies. As part of her research on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Dr. George worked in partnership with First Nations women to develop violence prevention and intervention and healing and support programs and resources.