Dr. Stanley Kutcher is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and a leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, and policy development, who has been involved in mental health work in over 20 countries.
Dr. Kutcher is a professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University, and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Alberta. He also serves as the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Previously, Dr. Kutcher served as the director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Mental Health Policy and Training at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, and as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for International Medical Development and Research at Dalhousie University. He was instrumental in the development of the Life Sciences Development Association, the Brain Repair Centre, and the International Health Office.
Dr. Kutcher is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Royal College International and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
He has received numerous distinctions over the course of his career, including being named to the Order of Nova Scotia. He also received the Naomi Rae-Grant Award from the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was named a 2018 Champion of Mental Health from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and was recognized as a Champion of Public Education from the Learning Partnership.