Gina Dimitropoulos joined the Faculty of Social Work as an Assistant Professor in 2015. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in both tertiary care and community based settings delivering family based treatments, group therapy and individual counselling for adolescents and adults with mental health issues. She teaches graduate level clinical and research courses. Gina also has extensive research experience in various methodologies including randomized controlled trials, mixed methods analyses, health services research and qualitative research.
She has three broad areas of research that all aim to promote inter-agency collaborations to support young people with mental health issues and their families. Gina is involved as a principal investigator or co-investigator on leading national and international studies evaluating family based treatments for children and adolescents with eating disorders. Secondly, Gina works with researchers to develop and evaluate best practices for transitioning young people with complex health needs and mental health issues from adolescent to adult services in Alberta. Finally, Gina is involved in research to identify the longitudinal impact of child maltreatment and child pornography on the psycho-social development of children and adolescents.