Clare Beasley

Clare Beasley

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC – Program: Schizophrenia

Translational Psychiatry Division

Investigator, BC Children’s Hospital

Researcher, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Research (BCMHSUS) Institute

Member, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH)



Short Biography

Dr. Clare Beasley studied in the United Kingdom. She earned her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Sheffield, with postdoctoral training in neuropathology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. She joined the UBC Department of Psychiatry as Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor at UBC and heads her own lab Dr. Beasley is also actively involved in undergraduate medical education including the Summer Immersion Program. She is a member of the Canadian Network for Research in Schizophrenia and Psychoses.

Research Focus

The major aim of Dr. Clare Beasley’s research is to identify changes in the brains of individuals with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder that may elucidate the etiology of these disorders and provide clues to novel treatments. Current projects focus on white matter pathology and inflammation. In addition, we study the effects of anti-psychotic medications on the brain.

Significant Accomplishments & Professional Contribution

She has received the Michael Smith New Investigator Award for Research in Schizophrenia and a Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Independent Investigator.


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