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James McGill Professor
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University

Dr. Nancy Heath is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her research program explores resilience and adaptive functioning in young people at-risk (children, adolescents, and young adults). She is a founding member, and past President, of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury (ISSS), and the recipient of the Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education’s 2011 Mentorship Award in recognition of her outstanding support for graduate students in education. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to mental health and resilience in educational settings, is an internationally recognized leader in the area of self-injury in educational settings and has worked in collaboration with schools for more than 20 years. Dr. Heath has received over 1.8 million dollars in research grants from provincial and federal agencies.

Contact Information:
3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, Quebec, H3A IY2
Tel.: (514) 398-3439
Fax: (514) 398-6968
E-mail: nancy.heath@mcgill.ca

Research and Supervision Interests

Building mental health resilience in educational settings, mindfulness, emotion regulation, student stress and coping, non-suicidal self-injury, and problematic video gaming.

Recent Nominations and Awards

James McGill Professor, McGill University Endowed professorship recognizes a senior scholar’s status as outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre and a leader in his/her field, McGill internal equivalent of the Tier I Canada Research Chair program. Seven-year term, renewable.

2013, 2016:
Nominated twice for the David Thomson Award for Excellence in Graduate in Teaching and Supervision, This university wide award is given to a Senior McGill Professor, nominated by students and administration, who best exemplifies excellence in graduate teaching and supervision

Featured Researcher in McGill’s Principal’s Report, Global Impact Section, for Self-Injury Outreach and Support Website and Research

Mentorship Award, CSSE, Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education Mentorship Award, in recognition of outstanding support for graduate students in Education.


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