June 30, 2011 (Ottawa) – The Royal is pleased to announce that Dr. John Bradford was appointed to the Order of Canada earlier today by the Governor General of Canada. Recently retired as Associate Chief (Forensic), Dr. Bradford joined The Royal in 1978.

Dr. Bradford is Professor and Head of the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He has a cross appointment as Professor in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa.  He is also a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan.

Dr. Bradford’s research interests focus on the assessment and treatment of the paraphilias, as well as impulse control disorders.  He has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers; more than 30 chapters in academic publications and presented at over 250 international and national conferences, co-authored two books. He was part of the task force on Dangerous Sexual Offenders published by the APA.

Most recently, his work has been recognized by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, having received the Seymour Pollock award in 2007.  He has also been awarded the designation of Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2008. He was the recipient of the Isaac Ray Award in 2009 and international award for outstanding contributions in jurisprudence and psychiatry. He was on DSM IV work groups and is a scientific advisor to Sexual Disorders work group DSM V.  He co-chaired the task force of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry on the biological treatment of the paraphilias.   He is also the Chair of the Research Committee of the AAPL Institute.

Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later date.

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