Heather Hadjistavropoulos
Professor, Psychology
University of Regina


Dr. Hadjistavropoulos has developed one the most successful digital mental health clinics in the world. Despite its relatively small size, the OTU serves well in excess of 1500 patients each year. Dr. Hadjistavropoulos has developed a credible and effective service model which includes a centralised treatment centre located at the University of Regina combined with delivery of ICBT via existing community mental health clinics in Saskatchewan.


Dr. Hadjistavropoulos is a professor of Psychology at the University of Regina, Founder and Executive Director of the Online Therapy Unit (OTU), which has directed the delivery of highly effective Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (ICBT) to over 6000 clients since 2010. She is principal investigator of the Public Safety Personnel (PSP) Internet-delivered Cognitive Behaviour Therapy team responsible for a $10 million contract implementing and evaluating ICBT for PSP.


Dr. Hadjistavropoulos is a Fellow of the Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (2016) and the Canadian Psychological Association (2014). Her innovative work in ICBT has leveraged millions in funding (over $3 million from CIHR, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Rx & D Health Research, Craig Neilson Foundation and ~2.3 million from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health).


She is an active member of the Collaborative for e-Mental Health (Mental Health Commission of Canada) and was awarded CAMH Difference Makers Award (150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health), the CIHR Best Brains Exchange Travel Award and Prize for Virtual Care in Mental Health, and the Ronald Melzack Canadian Journal of Pain 2018 Paper of the Year Award. Dr. Hadjistavropoulos’s significant and innovative contributions to Digital Health make her a recognized global leader in Health HI/Telehealth.