Featured in this event, there will be presentations and dialogue with leaders in British Columbia who have initiated recent transformations in prison health.
The event will consist of a series of short presentations from:
Professor Stuart Kinner, University of Melbourne, Peter Wall International Visiting Research Scholar
Stuart Kinner is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Adolescent and Young Adult Health Equity in the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He also holds Honorary appointments at University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Monash University, and Griffith University. Stuart’s research focusses on the health and wellbeing of vulnerable and marginalised people, particularly those exposed to the criminal justice system. He is experienced in longitudinal studies, data linkage, randomised controlled trials, meta-analysis and systematic review. He has produced more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and attracted almost AU$20 million in research and consulting funds, mostly from nationally competitive schemes. Stuart chairs Australia’s National Youth Justice Health Advisory Group, co-chairs the Research Committee in the Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health, co-convenes the Justice Health Special Interest Group in the Public Health Association of Australia, and since 2005 has served on Australia’s National Prisoner Health Information Committee.
Dr. Nel Wieman, Senior Medical Officer, Mental Health and Wellness on behalf of First Nations Health Authority
Dr. Nel Wieman (Little Grand Rapids First Nation, Anishnawbe) is Canada’s first female Indigenous psychiatrist. After completing her psychiatry training in 1998, she worked at a community-based mental health clinic on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She was an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health for 7 years where her primary research focus was First Nations youth suicide. She worked in urgent care psychiatry during 5 years at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto. Most recently, she joined the First Nations Health Authority in Vancouver as the Senior Medical Officer – Mental Health and Wellness in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer. She is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and is currently serving a 3-year term as the President of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.
Lynn Pelletier, Vice President, Mental Health & Substance Use Services on behalf of Provincial Health Services Authority
Lynn Pelletier is a Vice President at Provincial Health Services Authority with executive responsibility for provincial specialized mental health and substance use services. Her portfolio includes the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, Forensic Regional Clinics, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction, Heartwood Centre for Women and Correctional Health Services across the province. Lynn has worked in health care management for over 25 years and has held senior leadership positions in hospitals, health authorities and universities in Ontario and British Columbia. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Waterloo and Queen’s University and a postgraduate degree from the University of Toronto in Health Administration.
These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and then an audience Q&A.
If you are planning to attend, please RSVP using the registration link.