Harnessing technology to deliver timely mental health services
Patricia Lingley-Pottie is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University and a scientist at the IWK Health Centre. With 29 years of pediatric nursing experience and research expertise to her credit, Dr. Lingley-Pottie has spent the past 17 years focusing on psychological research, specifically harnessing the advantages of technology to deliver accessible and timely distance interventions to children and families.
She is also the president and CEO of the Halifax-based Strongest Families Institute. Co-created with the Governor General’s Innovation Award winner Dr. Patrick MacGrath, the institute is a non-profit organization that delivers evidence-based programs to children, youth and families seeking help for mental health and other issues impacting health and overall well-being through a unique distance-delivery system.
*Patricia Lingley-Pottie is a 2017 co-winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards.