W. Craig Norris

  • Research Project Coordinator

Biography

W. Craig Norris is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Under the mentorship of Research Scientist, Dr. Will Small, Craig is a research assistant with the ethno-epidemiological research program at the BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) and is also a Research Project Coordinator at the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA).

Craig received an undergraduate degree in Criminology from SFU and a Master of Social Work Degree from UBC. As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Craig has an extensive background working alongside individuals with complex concurrent disorders (CCD) as they navigate both criminal justice and psychiatric systems of care. This work has included direct practice in areas such as: Community Corrections, Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Acute Home-Based Treatment, Car 87/88, as well as in a private practice setting through Forseti Clinical Services.

Craig holds a faculty position as an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Social Work and is an instructor with the Douglas College Child and Youth Care Counselling Program. His doctoral research is a qualitative study focusing on how incorporating police officers in mental health and substance use treatment teams, impacts health outcomes and treatment experiences for individuals with CCD. His doctoral studies are supported through funding from the C.D. Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship, the Provost Prize of Distinction and the Robert HN Ho Scholarship Fund through the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. 

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