Dr. Sophie Soklaridis is an Independent Scientist and Interim Director of Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto. Her doctoral degree was earned at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Social Science & Health, with collaboration in Women’s Studies from the University of Toronto.
Her research interests focus on the inclusion of families in the life of the hospital as advisors, educators and experts through the lens of critical sociology. She is also interested in helping to preparing mental health care professionals to address the needs of an increasingly diverse, complex society and fosters a critical sociological consciousness to ensure that social justice and humanistic care are as important as neuroscientific and pharmacological aspects of care. The themes of relationship-centred care, social justice, co-creation and humanism have guided her work.