Professor  |  Director, Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Graham Glancy

Forensic Psychiatry
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Appointment Status

Dr. Glancy is a founding member of THE PSILEX GROUP, a group which provides consultation to the legal/medical community, correctional facilities, and others.

He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. In this position he has been involved in education and research in forensic psychiatry, and has published a number of papers on this and related subjects.

Dr. Glancy has also been appointed Assistant Clinical Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Dr. Glancy helped to institute and run the Sex Offender Treatment Program at the Clarke Institute between 1985 and 1990 and still runs the follow up group to this program, the Relapse Prevention Group at the Clarke Institute. He was also Post-Graduate Director at the Clarke Institute and Chief of the Forensic Service between 1988 and 1991.

Dr. Glancy is a past President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. He is also on a number of committees at the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and was the Chair of the Committee on Sexual Offenders, 1994-98.

In his capacity as President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, he has served as a special consultant to federal and provincial government agencies, particularly the Federal Ministry of Justice, regarding a number of matters pertaining to forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Glancy achieved his M.B., Ch.B. in 1976 at the Victoria University, Manchester, England, and went on to post-graduate training at Manchester University achieving his membership to the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1980. He then came to Toronto as Senior Resident of Forensic Psychiatry at the Clarke Institute and received a diploma in graduate studies. He received his specialist qualifications in Canada (F.R.C.P.(C)) in 1985. In 1997, he was awarded an honorary Fellowship to the Royal College of Psychiatrists, England.

Dr. Glancy was awarded the Bruno Cormier Award for outstanding contribution to forensic psychiatry in the year 2000.


Research Synopsis


Areas of research have included the new cases that have changed Canadian law, informed consent for treatment of antipsychotics, automatism in the criminal courts, the limits of confidentiality, American sexually violent predator laws.