Alastair Flint

Dr. Alastair Flint is Professor and Vice-Chair, Research in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also a Senior Scientist in the Toronto General Research Institute, an Adjunct Scientist in the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and a faculty member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Flint obtained his medical degree and training in psychiatry at the University of Auckland. He completed a clinical research fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Toronto. An accomplished and highly respected investigator, Dr. Flint’s research focuses on depressive and anxiety disorders in later life (with an emphasis on improving the treatment and outcome of severe depression), treating psychotic depression, and investigating the intersection of affective disorders with balance and mobility in older adults. Dr. Flint has received numerous research grants from federal agencies and private foundations. He is currently the lead investigator of a NIMH-funded multi-centre trial examining relapse prevention in psychotic depression. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific articles, many of which have been published in leading journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, JAMA Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, and Neuropsychopharmacology.

Dr. Flint has served as Head of Geriatric Psychiatry and Head of the Division of Neurosciences and Psychiatry, University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto and Director of Psychiatric Research, UHN. He has been listed in “The Bests Doctors in Canada” and “The Best Doctors in America” for his clinical and academic contributions to psychiatry. He is a triage editor for the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and is a member of the editorial board of International Psychogeriatrics. He has served as a reviewer for a number of scientific agencies, including NIMH and CIHR. He was elected as a founding member of the Faculty of Old Age Psychiatry of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and of the International College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology.

  • Company:University of Toronto
  • Short Bio:Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Psychiatry
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