Gillian Strudwick

BNSc (Queen’s University)
MN (University of Toronto)
PhD (University of Toronto)


Dr. Gillian Strudwick is the Chief Nursing Executive (Interim) and an Independent Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is an Assistant Professor (Status) at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She holds academic appointments at Western University and the University of Victoria, and is currently the President of the Ontario Nursing Informatics Group. As a tri-council funded researcher, Dr. Strudwick conducts studies in the fields of digital mental health care and informatics.

Dr. Strudwick completed her undergraduate degree in nursing at Queen’s University, and both her Masters and PhD at the University of Toronto. She began her career as a mental health nurse in Kingston, Ontario, and has since worked in a number of clinical, professional practice and research based roles in both public and private organizations.

Areas of Research

The overall goal of Dr. Strudwick’s program of research is to identify how health information technologies can be effectively utilized to support and improve human health, particularly in the area of mental health. To achieve this, she has the following three areas of research focus:

  • Improving the adoption and use of health information technologies by health professionals
  • Identifying how patients can obtain benefits through the use of health information technologies
  • Contributing to the improved recognition and use of clinical data standards embedded within common health information technologies