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Dr. Kristin Cleverley is the CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto, a Clinician-Scientist in the Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health and Professional Practice at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), and Assistant Editor for the Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Cleverley’s clinical and research interests include mental health nursing practice, research, and education; transitions from child to adult mental health services; and patient- and family-centred care. Her current research is seeking to improve our understanding of the impact of transitioning from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) on the psychiatric and psychosocial functioning of transitional-aged youth with mental illness and their caregivers. She is also Co-Investigator on the Ontario Child Health Study.
CAMH Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Chair in Mental Health Nursing Research will develop a new and innovative program of research in mental health nursing, the goal of which is to increase awareness, dialogue and new knowledge in the field of mental health nursing and ultimately improve patient outcomes.
Dr. Kristin Cleverley, Assistant Professor, has been appointed to the chair, beginning on July 1, 2015. Dr. Cleverley is particularly interested in youth with mental illness, and she seeks to understand the enablers and barriers youth with mental illness face as they transition into adulthood. She has outstanding clinical expertise, having worked extensively with children and youth with mental illness.
2012 – PhD, Health Research Methodology, McMaster University
2006 – MSc, Nursing, McMaster University
2002 – BScN, McMaster University
Julia is a PhD student at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, a Registered Nurse at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and a research trainee with Dr. Cleverley’s Longitudinal Youth in Transition Study (LYiTS). Her clinical background spans general surgery, multi-system trauma care, and acute mental health and addictions nursing, and she is developing expertise in youth mental health research and patient-oriented research through her work with LYiTS. The focus of her doctoral research includes psychosocial and functional outcomes of traumatic brain injury/concussion among youth who are accessing mental health and addictions care.
Sara Ling is a PhD student of Dr. Cleverley’s at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. She also works as an Advanced Practice Clinical Leader in the Medical Withdrawal Service at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Sara’s doctoral research focuses on understanding why some people leave withdrawal management services before their withdrawal and stabilization goals are complete. Through her research, Sara hopes to develop a better understanding of this clinical problem in order to develop meaningful interventions to prevent people from leaving treatment early.
Remar A. Mangaoil is a second-year doctoral student at the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and a Senior Manager of Clinical Operations and Practice at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at McMaster University in 2008 and his Master of Nursing at the University of Toronto in 2013. His clinical background includes emergency mental health and forensic nursing. His academic and clinical experiences include working as a Clinical Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Crisis Consultant, and as a Forensic Advanced Practice Nurse. He is a certified psychiatric and mental health nurse through the Canadian Nurses Association. In his research, he plans to explore the use of immediate post-seclusion and restraint debriefing by nurses in inpatient mental health settings using a mixed methods research design.