The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education

Mental Health and Stress

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education encompasses both Stress and Mental Health.

Stress is an important trigger for mental health disorders and strongly correlated with the development of many physical conditions. The goal of the Stress Team is to better understand how the brain processes stress and how stress modifies the brain and nervous system as evidenced changes in a broad range of behaviours. Led by Dr. Matthew Hill, the team is comprised of members with diverse research interests.

Team members have diverse research interests, from depression and anxiety to chronic pain and bipolar disorder, among others. The team’s current goals are: to strengthen collaborations within this large team; to develop pilot funding for high-risk projects; and to continue creating registries that facilitate mental health research. A subset of the team holds a Brain and Mental Health Strategic Research Fund grant focusing on innovative approaches to investigate the association between mental health and school success and to test the impact of an anti-stigma intervention.

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education:
Director – Dr. Paul Arnold
HBI SRIC representative – Dr. Matthew Hill (Deputy Director, Mathison Centre)

Mental Health team members*:
Drs. Beverly Adams, Jean AddingtonMichael Antle, Paul Arnold, Jaideep Bains, Stephanie Borgland, Chad Bousman, Signe Bray, Andrew Bulloch, Tavis Campbell, Gina Dimitropoulos, Richard Dyck, Deinera Exner-Cortens, Kirsten Fiest, Gerald Giesbrecht, Zahra Goodarzi, Grant Gordon, Stefanie Hassler, Matthew Hill, David Hodgins, Zelma Kiss, Daniel Kopala-Sibley, Nicole LetourneauKen Lukowiak, Frank MacMaster, Emilie Magaud, Daniel McGrath, Alex McGirr, Erica Makarenko, Alan McLuckie, Carly McMorris, Oury Monchi, Kartikeya Murari, Melanie Noel, David Nordstokke, Scott Patten, Samuel Pichardo, Bruce Pike, Danijela Piskulic, Quentin Pittman, Shahirose Premji, Tamara Pringsheim, Rajamannar Ramasubbu, Rebecca Haines-Saah, Tolulope Sajobi, Keith Sharkey, Frank Stahnisch, G. Campbell Teskey, Tuan Trang, Kristin Von Ransen, Gabrielle Wilcox, Richard Wilson

The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education team contact: paul.arnold@ucalgary.ca

*Names in bold are HBI Members