I am an academic psychiatrist who has focused clinical and research efforts on understanding the onset of mood disorders and related psychopathology in adolescents and young adults at variable risk. This work has mapped the course of developing bipolar disorder and clarified important risk exposures. I am more recently turning my attention to screening and early identification of psychopathology and mental health problems in university students. The aim of this research is to identify targets for prevention and early intervention. I am a consultant psychiatrist to university students through the University Health Services. My work has been translated in high impact peer review journals, supported by continuous operating grants and recognized in personal awards including a Canada Research Chair, Campus Alberta Innovates Program Research Chair and early training awards from NARSAD and CIHR. I am currently the VP of Research for the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College at Oxford University in the UK.