Behavioural Science Working Group Profile

Kim Corace

PhD, CPsych

Vice President, Innovation & Transformation, The Royal Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa Clinical Investigator, Institute of Mental Health Research Adjunct Research Professor, Carleton University President, Canadian Psychological Association

Dr Kim Corace is the Vice President of Innovation and Transformation at The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Ottawa, an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, a Clinical Investigator with the Institute of Mental Health Research, and a Clinical Health Psychologist. She has expertise in health behavior change, including how behaviour change theories can be used to guide and inform novel interventions to improve healthcare worker vaccination uptake and hand hygiene adherence. Dr. Corace is a founding member of the Canadian Network for Health Behavior Change and Promotion. She works at regional, provincial, and national levels to develop innovative interventions that lead to improved healthcare access and outcomes for priority populations (specifically people living with substance use and mental health co-morbidities), with a focus on developing collaborative care models. She contributes her expertise to numerous standards and guidelines committees as well as policy development initiatives to improve mental health and addictions care. Dr. Corace is currently the President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).