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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Susan Bradley

The Hospital for Sick Children

University of Toronto

Phone: 416-813-8150
Fax: 416-813-5326
Email: susan.bradley@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Bradley is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, formerly Head of the Division of Child Psychiatry, and formerly Psychiatrist-in-Chief at The Hospital for Sick Children. She is consultant psychiatrist to the Child and Adolescent Gender Identity Clinic at the new CAMH - Clarke Division (formerly the Clarke Institute), a clinic which Dr. Bradley founded in the late seventies. In collaboration with Dr. K.J. Zucker, current director of the clinic, she has seen over 400 cases of children and adolescents with GID and related difficulties. Their work in this area led to Dr. Bradley’s appointment as Chair of the DSM-IV Subcommittee on Gender Disorders. Their recent book, “Gender Identity Disorder and Psychosexual Problems in Children and Adolescents”, is considered the basic reference work in this area.

Other research interests include evaluation of parenting programs, especially as they relate to parents of young children. In this connection, Dr. Bradley, in collaboration with 21 community agencies and other Sick Kids and University partners, initiated The Parenting Alliance, a funded community-academic coalition to develop, evaluate and disseminate information about effective parenting interventions.

Theoretical interests include models, which explain the development of psychopathology, integrating findings from the developmental literature. Her recently published book, Affect Regulation and the Development of Psychopathology (Guilford Press), provides a model which integrates biological and psychosocial thinking in psychiatry. Interests in prevention have led to the development of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, a community-based coalition aimed at facilitating the work of front-line care providers with parents of young children. Lastly, Dr. Bradley has played a leadership role in the restructuring of services for children’s mental health in Toronto. Dr Bradley was the Community Champion for Toronto in the planning for and choosing of the Early Years Centres

Dr. Bradley has a longstanding interest in teaching and mentoring residents and fellows