Bios of Current Members


Shannon L. Stewart, PhD, CPsych
Professor and Director of Clinical Training

email shannon.stewart(at)

Dr. Stewart is a Professor and Director of Clinical Training on the Faculty of Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario Canada. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division at Schulich School of Medicine at Western University. She is also an Associate Scientist at the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI), Associate Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute as well as an interRAI Research Fellow.

Dr. Stewart is leading the international development of the interRAI suite of instruments for children and youth with mental health needs within a variety of service sectors (e.g., education, health, youth justice) at different levels of service intensity (e.g., community and inpatient services for primary, secondary and tertiary care). This also includes Applications for the instruments such as: a) Collaborative Action Plans (CAPS) to support evidence-informed care planning; b) outcome measurement to evaluate programs; c) case mix systems to address resource allocation and intensity of services; and d) quality indicators for bench marking to improve outcomes across hospitals, agencies and facilities. An essential part of this process is the facilitation and transfer of evidence to enhance knowledge mobilization to improve capacity building within the child and youth mental health service system.

Other areas of interest include non-suicidal self-injury, suicide risk, aggression, substance use, complex special needs, predictors of re-hospitalization, residential outcomes related to treatment sustainability, continuity of care and transition across service sectors. She holds National and International grants concentrating on improving services for vulnerable children and youth exhibiting mental health struggles.

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