Merv Gilbert

  • Adjunct Professor

Tel: 604-809-4173

Dr. Merv Gilbert is a Director of Vancouver Psych Safety Consulting Inc., providing services that enable organizations to foster healthy employees and workplace climates. He is a clinical psychologist with over thirty years of experience in direct clinical and leadership roles at regional, provincial and international levels. Dr. Gilbert is also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. He is a member of the steering committee of American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Network. He is a primary participant in the development, evaluation and dissemination of resources for workplace mental health. Dr. Gilbert has consulted, published and lectured extensively and has skills in the development and implementation of best practice interventions, training, evaluation and knowledge translation as well as participating in program development, research and teaching. Dr. Gilbert has been published in national and international professional journals and has presented at a diverse array of forums on the importance of workplace psychological health issues for individuals and organizations. He has worked for governmental, private and public sector organizations and, most recently, has been developing tools and conducting research on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada.



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Featured Publications

Stanton, A, Chernenko, V., Dhaliwal, R., Gilbert, M., Goldner, E., Harrison, C., Jones W. & Martin Mroz, M. (2013). Building healthy campus communities: The adaptation of a workplace tool to understand better student wellbeing within higher education settings. Education and Health, 31(3), 84-90.

Gilbert, M. & Bilsker, D. (2012) Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. Mental Health Commission of Canada

Gilbert, M. & Bilsker, D. (2012) Improving psychological health & safety in the workplace: Critical analysis and pragmatic options. Mental Health Commission of Canada

Gilbert, M., Samra, J., Bilsker D. (July, 2007). Managing employees with depression: Some suggestions for improvement. Back to Work: Disability management and return to work strategies in Canada, Vol. 11, (7)

Bilsker, Dan, Wiseman, Stephen, Gilbert, M (2006) Managing depression-related occupational disability: A pragmatic approach. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 51, No. 2. pp. 76 – 83.

Bilsker, Dan, Gilbert, M; Myette, Larry; & Stewart-Patterson, Chris (2004), Depression and work function: Bridging the gap between mental health and the workplace. Vancouver; Depression and the Workplace Collaborative.

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