John Higenbottam, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC, Canada
Dr. John Higenbottam is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has held senior clinical leadership positions in British Columbia including Vice President, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre, Vice President, BC Rehab and Vice President, Riverview Hospital.
John has also held several academic positions, including Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Victoria, Associate Dean and Chair, Psychology at Douglas College. He is currently Faculty Emeritus, Douglas College and Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UBC. John is also Editor in Chief, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health which has become an important venue for Canadian mental health research.
John is Chair, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada (PSR/RPS Canada) and Chair of its BC Chapter. PSR Canada is Canada's major organization promoting Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) practices as essential to recovery and mental health system reform. BC and served for two terms as Chair, Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), Canada's major alliance of 19 national mental health organizations. He is also a Director, BC's Community Action Initiative.
John also served two terms as a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Service Systems Advisory Committee. While on this committee, he co-led a major national study and report on mental health housing, Turning the Key.
John's major clinical and research interests are in developing, implementing and evaluating effective, recovery oriented mental health systems and services.