Dr. Andrew Greenshaw

Member at Large

Andy is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and former Associate Vice President, Research, at the University of Alberta, where he has been a prolific scientific researcher, influential academic leader and mentor to generations of psychiatrists over the past 35 years.


He has authored or co-authored over 150 papers in some of the world’s top scientific journals, while playing an active leadership role with many regional, national and global organizations dedicated to advancing society’s knowledge of mental health and psychiatric research.


His current research is with the Computational Psychiatry Group at the U of A, which employs Machine Learning and Data Mining to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. He is also involved in Professor Vincent Agyapong’s supportive text-messaging research, including the $1 million COVID-19 project Text4Hope.


Andy is a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Society of Arts, a global community of 30,000 innovators and thinkers; a Fellow and former President of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology; and Research Director for the APEC Digital Hub for Best Practices in Mental Health, whose research touches over a third of the planet’s population.


He has served on the boards of the Canadian Psychiatric Research Foundation, Mental Health Research Canada, the Institute of Health Economics, The University of the Arctic, and was a founding Co-Chair of the Alberta Addictions and Mental Health Research Partnership Committee.