Marie-Claude Geoffroy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Education and Counselling Psychology, McGill University

Researcher, Douglas Research Centre

Researcher, Research unit on children’s psychosocial maladjustment (GRIP)

Canada Research Chair, Youth Suicide Prevention – Tier 2


Expertise: Adolescent Suicide, Depressive Disorders, Epidemiology, Bullying, Maltreatment

Marie-Claude Geoffroy received her PhD in clinical psychology at University of Montreal (2010) and completed her postdoctoral training at UCL Institute of Child Health in the UK (2013). She is an assistant professor of psychiatry at McGill University.

Marie-Claude is studying mental health and suicide in young people, with the broader aim of promoting mental wellness across the life-course. The general objective of her research is to identify risk and resilience factors involved in the development of suicidal thoughts and behaviours and related mental health. Her current work is focused on bullying and child maltreatment. She is also interested in advancing our understating of the bio-psycho-social mechanisms by which risk factors may predispose a person for suicide and mental illnesses.

In addition to conducting research, Marie-Claude is a clinical psychologist specializing in therapy (CBT, DBT) with adolescents affected by severe mood disorders and suicidal thoughts at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Marie-Claude received an early career investigator award from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS).

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