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Margaret McKinnon

Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University

Dr. Margaret McKinnon is a clinician-scientist who serves as the Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, Associate Professor, and Associate Chair, Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Work in Dr. McKinnon’s laboratory focuses on identifying the neural and behavioural correlates of PTSD and trauma-related illnesses and on translating this knowledge to the development and testing of novel treatment interventions aimed at reducing the cognitive and affective sequelae of these conditions. Dr. McKinnon has a special interest in military, veteran and first responder populations, and has worked with these groups clinically and in her research program.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Senior Scientist, Homewood Research Institute
  • 2011–present
    Psychologist and Academic Head, Mood Disorders Program, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • 2011–present
    Associate Professor, McMaster University
  • 2017–present
    Homewood Chair in Mental Health and Trauma, McMaster University

Honours

Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association