Mary Kay Nixon

Mary Kay Nixon MD FRCPC Mary Kay Nixon MD FRCPC
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of British Columbia, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Victoria
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Dr. Nixon practices as a child and adolescent psychiatrist in Victoria, British Columbia. She has had a community/team based practice with Saanich Child and Youth Mental Health and Project Alive (an early intervention service for suicidal adolescents), and currently has an outpatient practice providing early intervention for youth with psychosis (EPI) at the Queen Alexandra Health Center. She is a Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, and an Affiliate Associate Professor with the Division of Medical Sciences at the University of Victoria. Dr. Nixon is the founding editor of the Journal of the Canadian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is the network leader for INSYNC (Interdisciplinary National Self-Injury in Youth Network of Canada), a group of researchers studying self-injury across Canada that was initiated in 2005.

Dr. Nixon was the Head of the Mood and Anxiety Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario as well as the Director of Psychiatry Research. She and her colleague Paula Cloutier, Research Associate at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, developed and are currently testing the Ottawa Self-Injury Inventory (OSI), a self report assessment tool for youth and adults who self-injure. She has published a number of articles in the area of self injury. She and Dr. Nancy Heath co-edited the book “Self Injury in Youth: The Essential Guide to Assessment and Intervention”, Routledge Press, 2009.