About Sickkids
About SickKids

Gail McVey, Ph.D., C.Psych

The Hospital for Sick Children
Adjunct Scientist
Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit

Director
Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders

Supervising Psychologist, Pre-Doctoral Internship Program in Paediatric Psychology
Psychology

Research Institute
Adjunct Scientist
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Steering Committee Member, Collaborative Graduate Program in Women's Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto and Women's College Research Institute

Other Positions

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Institute of Gender and Health
Investigator (2005-2010)


e-mail: gail.mcvey@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Dr. Gail McVey is a Psychologist and Health Systems Scientist in the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit and holds an appointment as a Senior Associate Scientist in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She is the Director of the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders and an Associate Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She has carried out a 17-year program of intervention research and published longitudinal studies on the prevention of eating disorders, linking her findings to public health practice and policy.
McVey’s research and knowledge translation activities involve integrating universal, selective, and indicated (targeted) prevention services and coordinating programming and training in prevention with other clinical services, including assessment and treatment of eating disorders.

She co-hosted national and international symposia with stakeholders from research, practice and policy to investigate ways to align prevention efforts across the fields of eating disorders and obesity. She is senior co-editor of a 2012 edited volume entitled Preventing Eating and Weight-Related Issues: Collaborative Research, Advocacy, and Policy Change (with Drs. Michael Levine, Niva Piran, and Bruce Ferguson). In 2010, an interdisciplinary team of researchers and knowledge users from public health, led by McVey at SickKids, collaborated to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate a professional development model entitled LENS (Leveraging Equitable Non-Stigmatizing health promotion delivery) (McVey et al., 2013). The pilot research study, funded by a Catalyst Grant from CIHR –Institute of Population and Public Health, was designed to reach out to health professionals who work in the area of chronic disease prevention and identify effective ways to increase weight bias awareness to optimize the delivery of non-stigmatizing health promotion. As part of the next stage of her prevention research program she is developing and evaluating a mental health promotion prevention program for secondary school students designed to prevent disordered eating, substance abuse and related mental health concerns.

Throughout the cycle of this latest intervention research, attention continues to be given to program development, community capacity building and partnership development as well as implementation and knowledge translation planning. In 2013, McVey was the recipient of the National Eating Disorder Association’s Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness. And in 2014, she was awarded the status of Fellow with the Academy of Eating Disorders for her distinguished contributions to the field of eating disorders.

Clinically, in her role as Director of the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, Dr. McVey routinely hosts conferences and rounds on the topic of treatment and prevention of eating disorders, including an annual provincial network meeting for eating disorder service providers in Ontario.  Dr. McVey is a Supervising Psychologist in the Department of Psychology at SickKids where she supervises pre-doctoral interns who conduct clinical research rotations in her prevention research lab at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning.

Research Interests

Dr. McVey’s research spans three areas:

  1. Knowledge discovery research related to the development of best practices in the prevention of eating disorders/disordered eating through community-based, clinically-sensitive, longitudinal research evaluated using randomized controlled trials;
  2.  Implementation research related to the uptake and sustainability of these best practices by relevant stakeholders in health, education and sport; and
  3. Knowledge translation and exchange of best practices through professional development activities, mentoring of students/trainees and emerging scientists (e.g., clinicians), policy change (Ministries of Education, Health and Long-Term Care)  and invited presentations at local, provincial, national and international peer-reviewed conferences.

Dr. McVey continues to chair and lead a national prevention strategy group comprised of stakeholders in research, practice and policy from the fields of prevention of eating disorders and prevention of obesity from across Canada. The goals of this informal network are to:

  • foster dynamic, sustained and collaborative engagement of researchers and research users in the prevention of weight-related disorders that could serve as scaffolding for future collaboration and programming roll-out; and
  • facilitate knowledge translation of findings across Canada to build capacity for a national prevention strategy aimed at improving the delivery of health promotion so that everyone, regardless of their weight, can reach their full health potential and not be disadvantaged as a result of their weight, gender, or other socially determined circumstance.

External Funding

  • Public Health Association of Canada (PHAC)
  • Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Achievements

  • Bryden Alumni Tentanda Via Award, York University Alumni Association. In recognition of demonstrated innovative, unconventional and daring leadership and successes. (2015)
  • Status of Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders for distinguished contributions made to the field of eating disorders including sustained research-based scholarship to professional literature and to literature for lay audiences, nationally- and/or internationally-recognized contributions to clinical services and prevention, and advocacy in the context of government or other major organizations (2014)
  • Recipient, National Eating Disorders Association’s Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness. NEDA is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Award Reception, NEDA Conference,  Washington, DC (2013)
  • Group Tribute and Presentation by Members of the Eating Disorder Provincial Network for my Leadership, Mentoring and Advocacy work performed across our Ministry funded eating disorder programs (14 LHINS), Received during the Annual Eating Disorder Provincial Network Meeting, Toronto, Ontario (2011)
  • Letter of recognition from the Ontario Minister of Health and Long Term Care (Minister Deb Matthews) for leadership in the field of eating disorders in Ontario (2011)
  •  Letter of recognition from Ontario Premier’s Office (Premier Dalton McGuinty) for leadership and contributions to the field of eating disorders (2011)
  • Acting Director, Collaborative Graduate Program in Women’s Health Seminar, Women’s College Research Institute and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (2009)
  • Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada Award (academic) (with Adair, C., de Groot, J., McLaren, L., Plotnikoff, R. & Gray-Donald, K.) for symposium on Obesity and Eating Disorders: Seeking Common Ground to Promote Health, Joint Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education (2008)
  • Gala Honoree and Award Recipient for Loyalty, Professionalism and Dedication to the Battle Against Eating Disorders, Eating Disorder Association of York Region (2006)
  • Five-year Mid-Career Personnel Award, CIHR (Institute of Gender and Health) and the Ontario Women's Health Council (2005-2010)
  • Paul Christie Fellowship Prize, Outstanding Research in Community Mental Health, Ontario Mental Health Foundation (1999)
  • (OMHF) Post-Doctoral Renewal Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children Title of Project: A controlled evaluation of an elementary school eating disorder prevention program involving students and their parents: A one-year follow-up. (Principal Investigator) (1997-1999)
  •  (OMHF) Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children (Title of Project: A controlled evaluation of an elementary school prevention program designed to promote positive body image in young adolescent females: A one-year follow-up. (Principal Investigator) (1995-1997)

Publications

McVey, G.L. (2016). Invited Author. Last Word: Building partnerships with prevention experts targeting other mental health problems. The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 24 (January). In Preparation. 

McVey, G.L. (2015). Invited Author. Universal Prevention (Short title). Eating Behaviors Special Issue: Universal Prevention Interventions for Eating Disorders and Body Image Concern. In Preparation. 

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Lock, J., Barwick, M., McVey, G.L., Findlay, S., Webb, C., Boettcher, M., Niccols, A., & Woodford, T. (2015). Implementing highly specialized and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder treatment: Protocol for a mixed methods evaluation. Implementation Science, 10 (1), 40. doi: 10.1186/s13012-015-0231-3

Dimitropoulos, G., Freeman, V. E., Allemang, B., Couturier, J., McVey, G., Lock, J., & Le Grange, D. (2015). Family-based treatment with transition age youth with anorexia nervosa: a qualitative summary of application in clinical practice. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3(1), 1-13. doi: 10.1186/s40337-015-0037-3.

Hobin, E., Sacco, J., Shen-tu, G., Hammond, D., Vanderlee, L., O’Brien, M., McVey, G.  (2015). A randomized trial testing modifications to the nutrition facts table among adolescents and young adults in Canada. Health Promotion and Chronic Disease in Canada. (Accepted September 15, 2015).

Hobin, E., Shen-tu, G., White, C., Bowman, C., Sheeshka, J., McVey, G., O’Brien, M., Vanderlee, A., & Hammond, D. (2015). Exploring understanding and use of Nutrition Facts tables among adolescents and young adults in Canada: a qualitative study. Appetite. (Accepted September 15, 2015).

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. (2014). Using a knowledge transfer framework to identify factors facilitating implementation of family‐based treatment. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(4), 410-417. doi: 10.1002/eat.22225

Kimber, M., Couturier, J., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. (2014). Decision‐making processes for the uptake and implementation of family‐based therapy by eating disorder treatment teams: A qualitative study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47(1), 32-39. doi: 10.1002/eat.22185

McVey, G.L., Walker, S.K., Beyers, J., Harrison, H., Russell-Mayhew, M.S, & Simkins, S. (2013). Integrating weight bias awareness and mental health promotion into obesity prevention delivery: A public health pilot study.  CDC; Journal: Preventing Chronic Disease; Volume: 10; Year: 2013; doi:  10.5888/pcd10.120185

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Van Blyderveen, S., & McVey, G. (2013). Understanding the uptake of family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa: Therapist perspectives. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 46, 177–188.DOI:  10.1002/eat.22049

Pinhas, L., McVey., G., Walker, K., Norris, M., Katzman, D., & Collier, S. (2013).  Trading health for a healthy weight: The Uncharted Side of Healthy Weights Initiatives. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 21:2, 109-116 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10640266.2013.761082  

Ferrari, M, McVey, G., & Rummens, J.A. (2013). Dialogue with Immigrant Mothers from Chinese and Tamil Communities to Explore Homogenization, Normalization, and Objectification of their Body [37 paragraphs]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum:Qualitative Social Research, 14(1), Art. 2, .http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1766

Russell-Mayhew, M.,  McVey, G., Bardick, A., &  Ireland, A. (2012).  Mental Health, Wellness, and Childhood Overweight/Obesity.  Journal of Obesity. Epub June 24. DOI: 10.1155/2012/281801.

McVey, G., Kirsh, G., Maker, D., Walker, K., Mullane, J., Laliberte, M., Ellis-Claypool, J., Vorderbrugge, J., Burnett, A., Cheung, L., Banks, L. (2010)   Promoting positive body image among university students: A collaborative pilot study.  Body Image, 7(3), 200-204.  DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2010.02.005

McVey G.L., Gusella, J., Tweed, S., & Ferrari, M. (2009).  A controlled evaluation of web-based training for teachers and public health practitioners on the prevention of eating disorders. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 17(1), 1-26. doi: 10.1080/10640260802570064

Yuile, A., & McVey, G.L. (2009).  The role of social influence in the prevention of disordered eating among young adolescent females. Journal of School Mental Health, 2(4), 47-60.

Ferrari, M., Tweed S., Rummens, J.A., Skinner, H. & McVey, G.L. (2009).  Health materials and strategies for the prevention of immigrants' weight-related problems. Qualitative Health Research, 19, 1259-1272. doi: 10.1177/1049732309344181.

Buchholz, A., Mack, H., McVey, G.L., Feder, S. & Barrowman, N. (2008).  An evaluation of the prevention project BODYSENSE: A positive body image initiative for female athletes.  Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 16, 308-321.  doi: 10.1080/10640260802115910

McVey, G.L., Tweed, S. & Blackmore, E. (2007).  Healthy Schools-Healthy Kids: A controlled evaluation of a comprehensive eating disorder prevention program.  Body Image: An International Research Journal, 4, 115-136. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18089258

Contribution to a Collective Work/Books and Book Chapters

McVey, G.L. (Invited author for entry), & Antonini, J. (2015). Training service providers in evidence-based prevention programs. Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders (Invited entry in preparation).

McVey, G.L. (Invited author for entry), & Antonini, J. (2015). Universal Prevention.  Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders (Invited entry in preparation).

Walker, K.S., & McVey, G.L. (2015). Evidence-based treatment of eating disorders and emerging evidence: A synthesis of the literature. Ontario Community Outreach Program For Eating Disorders, Toronto, Ontario.

Levine, M. P., & McVey, G. (2015).  Developing an Ecological Approach to Eating Disorders Prevention: The Ontario Project.  In M. P. Levine & L. Smolak (Eds.), Handbook of Eating Disorders (Chapter 47). West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell (in press).

Levine, M.P., & McVey, G.L. (2015). Prevention, prevention science, and an ecological perspective: A framework for programs, research, and policy. In D. Beck-Ellsworth (Ed),  Understanding eating disorders: Risk factors, diagnosis, treatment and recovery (Part VI: Introduction Staying off the path: A world without eating disorders) pp. 269-291.  University of California, San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing

Levine, M. P., McVey, G. L., & Piran, N. (2014). Eating disorders during adulthood. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), The encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed., Vol. 4, pp. 1670-1686). New York: Springer.

Piran, N., McVey, G. L., & Levine, M. P. (2014). Eating disorders in adolescence. In T. P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), The encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1134-1147). New York: Springer.

McVey, G.L., (Senior Co-Editor), Levine M.P., Piran, N., & Ferguson, B. (Eds.), (2012). Prevention of eating-related and weight related disorders: Collaborative research, advocacy and policy change. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.    

Levine, M., & McVey, G. (2012). Prevention, prevention science, and an ecological perspective: A framework for programs, research, and policy. In G. McVey, M. Levine, N. Piran & B. Ferguson (Eds.) Prevention of eating-related and weight-related disorders: Collaborative research, advocacy and policy change Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

McVey, G. (2011). Linking research, practice, and policy in the prevention of weight-related disorders: A national meeting of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers, November 17-18, 2011.  Discussion Document. The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G., Adair, C., deGroot, J., McLaren, L., Plotnikoff, R., Gray-Donald, K., Collier, S. (2008). Obesity and Eating Disorders: Seeking Common Ground To Promote Health.  A national meeting of researchers, practitioners and policymakers, November 2007.  (Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Institute of Public and Population Health Sciences, Knowledge Translation Seed Grant, and Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes). Final Report. Retrieved from www.obesityandeatingdisordersymposium.ca.

Murnaghan, D., McVey, G., MacLellan, D., Chad, K., & Collier, S.  (2008). Accessing schools to do research: A Resource Guide for Schools, School Boards and Researchers. University of Prince Edward Island.

Invited Presentations
Invited Keynote Presentations (National and International)

McVey, G (2015). Mental health and weight bias; What are the links? Biannual Body Image and Self-Esteem National Conference, National Eating Disorder Information Centre, Toronto, ON (April 16, 2015).

McVey, G. (2015). Open Forum on Hope, Tribute, Inspiration and Celebration. 3rd Honouring the Journey hosted by NIED (National Initiative for Eating Disorders) Toronto, ON (Feb 22, 2015).

McVey, G.  (2014). Invited keynote presenter. Positive mental health approach to body image. Province-wide conference entitled Educating for ACTion:  Mental Health and Wellness. Hosted by Manitoba Superintendents (MASS) and Manitoba Education, Winnipeg, Manitoba

McVey, G. (2014). Invited panel member. Preventing eating disorders: Is it possible and what is the current role and status of universal prevention. A panel discussion hosted by the Body Image & Prevention Special Interest Group. Academy of Eating Disorders’ International Conference on Eating Disorders Coming of Age as a Global Field, New York (Panel Members: Gail McVey, Michael Levine, Carrie Arnold, Kendrin Sonneville, Simon M. Wilksch. Chairs: Phillippa Diedrichs & Megan Jones.

McVey, G. (2013). From weight to well being. Healthy Weights Forum, Hosted by the BC Mental Health and Addictions Services, BC Provincial Health Services Authority.

McVey, G. (2013). Research on mental health promotion interventions: Implications for practice and policy. Annual Professional Development Day, Ontario Council of Administrators for Special Education (OCASE).

McVey, G. (2012). Preventing weight-related disorders through mental health promotion.  York Memorandum of Understanding & Collaboration signing event between mental health collaborative of York Region and York University, which outlines both organizations’ commitment to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of children, youth, young adults and their families. (November 28, 2012), Markham Convergence Centre, Markham, Ontario. http://edu.yorku.ca/2012/12/university-and-region-join-forces-to-improve-mental-health-of-children-and-youth/  

McVey, G., (2012). Reframing and balancing obesity prevention messaging: Implications for Research, Practice and Policy. Annual National Conference hosted by the Eating Disorder Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

McVey, G. (2012). Invited plenary speaker on the topic of Using mental health promotion to prevent childhood obesity, Hot Topics Conference entitled Mental Health and Obesity hosted by the Canadian Obesity Network (June 28th, 2012), Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G. (2012). Invited expert speaker on Overview of prevention of weight-related disorders for seminar hosted by the  Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Santé Canada /Health Canada,  Seminar, Ottawa , ON (June 7, 2012).

McVey, G., (2012). Invited (declined) expert panel member for the Prevention Special Interest Group at the Academy of Eating Disorders’ International conference. Houston, Texas (May, 2012).

McVey, G. (2012). Invited speaker on Eating Disorders for cross talks on the topic of eating disorders. SickKids Hospital (April 24, 2012). Toronto, ON.

McVey, G. (2011).  Invited Keynote speaker on the topic of resiliency and implications for the prevention of weight-related disorders. Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition (OHSC) Annual Conference, Sudbury, Ontario, May 12th and 13th, 2011.

McVey, G. (2011).  Invited keynote speaker, Taking concurrent action on obesity and excessive concern about weight: the new paradigm on weight. Presentation during one-day workshop entitled  Concomitant Prevention of Obesity, Excessive Weight Concerns and Eating Disorders:  The Example of the Québec Charter for a Healthy and Diverse Body Image.  2nd National Obesity Summit (April 28-May 1st), Montreal, Quebec.

McVey, G. (2011) Invited expert panel speaker on Supporting practice change in the promotion of healthy weights : Weight bias awareness and mental health promotion training with public health practioners for First Canadian Summit on Weight Bias. Hosted by The Canadian Obesity Network-Réseau canadien en obésité (CON-RCO) and the Promoting Relationships and Eliminating Violence Network (PREVNet). Toronto, ON. Jan 17-18, 2011

McVey, G. (2010)  Invited speaker.  Update on prevention of weight-related disorders: Linking research, practice and policy.  IWK Health Centre Halifax, Nova Scotia (November 9, 2010)

Presentations at peer-reviewed conferences and community-based workshops

Flynn, M., Antonini, J. & McVey, G.L. (2015). Helping Teens Cope: Promoting self-esteem and school connectedness. Research poster presented at Third International Youth Mental Health hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health in partnership with the Graham Boeckh Foundation and McGill University. Place des Arts, Montreal, QC, Oct. 8-10. 

Do Amaral, T., Antonini, J. & McVey, G.L. (2015). Making Healthy Changes Happen: Youth perspectives on mental health promotion programming delivered in schools by public health experts.  Research poster presented at Third International Youth Mental Health hosted by the International Association of Youth Mental Health in partnership with the Graham Boeckh Foundation and McGill University. Place des Arts, Montreal, QC, Oct. 8-10. 

McVey, G. (2015)  Invited Speaker. Integrating mental health promotion in the prevention of eating disorders and obesity: A review of outcome-based prevention studies and knowledge translation activities. Adolescent Medicine Rounds, Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, June 10. 

McVey, G., MacDougall, C., Antonini, J., Hurley, G. (2015). Fuel Plus: Findings from a collaborative pilot intervention research project conducted with high school female students. Professional Rounds, Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, Toronto, ON, June 3. 

McVey, G., Steinegger, C, DeGagne, K., Beattie, L., LaBorde, L. (2015). Updates in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders: A collaborative workshop with researchers, clinicians, mental health leaders and parents. Co-hosted with School Mental Health Assist (Kathy Short and Andreanne Fleck Saito),  Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, May 22. 

Antonini, J., & McVey, G. (2015). Weight bias, mental health and obesity: what health promoters need to know. Research poster abstract presented at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Annual Meeting “Integrating prevention science and public policy”. Washington: Washington, DC, May 26-29. 

Hobin, E. (2014) Nutrition Labelling: Comprehension and Use of Nutrition Facts Tables among Young People in Canada. Presentation at Annual General Meeting. Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research.  (Members of research team: Hammond, D., Sheeshka, J., Fodor-O’Brien, M., & McVey, G).    

Couturier, J., Kimber, M., Jack, S., Niccols, A., Van Blyderveen, McVey, G. (2014). Using a knowledge transfer framework to identify factors facilitating implementation of family-based treatment. Oral Scientific Paper Session III: Treatment of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents II.  Academy of Eating Disorders’ International Conference on Eating Disorders Coming of Age as a Global Field, New York.

McVey, G. (2014). Symposium Day Judge, Annual Summer Student Research Program Research Symposium Day, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

Antonini, J., & McVey, G. (2014). Weight bias, mental health and obesity: what health promoters need to know. Research poster presented at the Annual Summer Student Research Program Research Symposium Day, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G., Dagenais, F., Walker, K ., Coniglio, C., Beyers, J., Simkins, S., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2013).  Canadian Prevention Knowledge Exchange Group: Linking Eating Disorder and Obesity Prevention Through Research, Practice and Policy. Workshop presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec.

Ferrari, M., McVey, G., Rice, C. & Piran, N. (2013). "War on weight”: Reframing the tension between the eating disorders and obesity fields. Scientific paper presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders hosted by the Academy of Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec.

McVey, G. (2015). Invited keynote speaker. Honoring the Journey: An Evening of Hope, Tribute, Inspiration and Celebration. Hosted by the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED), Toronto, Ontario.

McVey, G., MacDougall, C., Antonini, J., & Hurley, G. (2015). Fuel Plus: Findings from a collaborative pilot intervention research project conducted with high school female students. Presentation to be held during Professional Rounds, Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, Toronto, Ontario

McVey, G.L., & Walker, K.S. (2014). Weight bias awareness and mental health promotion. Professional development workshop for public health nurses. Perth District Health Unit, Stratford, Ontario.  

LaFance-Robinson, A., Walker, K., McVey, G.L. (2014). Updates in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Addiction Services, Hope Bruce Grey Region, Owen Sound.

McVey, G. (2014). Invited Keynote speaker, Annual General Meeting, Rideauwood Addiction and Family Services, Ottawa, Ontario.

McVey, G. (2013). Presenter and host for professional rounds on the topic of Updates on mental health leaders working in district school boards and CCAC mental health nurse managers: Opportunities for linking with our eating disorder network.   Hosted by the Ontario Community Outreach Program for Eating Disorders, The Hospital for Sick Children Videoconference Centre.

McVey, G. (2013). Updates in prevention research. Full day presentation to Rideauwood Mental Health and Addictions Staff, Ottawa.

Pilon, D.J., Coniglio, C.B., McVey, G.L., & Heath, O. (2012). Provincial eating disorder treatment networks: A call to action.  Workshop presented at Annual National Conference hosted by the Eating Disorder Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia