Professional Affiliations and other Positions
Research and Interests
Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Mental Health Systems
Dr. John Higenbottam is a clinical psychologist who has held senior clinical management positions in British Columbia including Vice President, Vancouver Richmond Health Board, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre and Vice President, Riverview Hospital.
John currently is a health care consultant as well as Chair, Department of Psychology, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.
John is an Associate Clinical Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry, UBC. He is a member of the Clinical Faculty Reappointments and Promotion Committee. He has also served as the department of Psychiatry representative on UBC’s Clinical Research Ethics Board.
John is President, PSR/RPS BC, and a Director and Treasurer, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Canada/Réadaptation Psychosociale Canada. He also represents PSR BC on the BC Alliance for Accountable Mental Health Services. John is also a Director, Coast Mental Health Society, Vancouver.
He is also a member of the provincial Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) standards committees.
John is also a member of the Service Systems Advisory Committee, Mental Health Commission of Canada and Co Chair, Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). This is Canada’s major alliance of mental health professional and stakeholder organizations.
John’s major clinical and research interests are in developing, implementing and evaluating effective, recovery oriented mental health systems and services.