Susan Lynn Hardie
Susan has worked in the mental health field for twenty years as an educator, researcher, service provider, advocate, community organizer, and most recently, as a Senior Policy and Research Analyst with the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Mental Health Strategy Team. These professional and personal experiences, in conjunction with her academic studies and experience living with a diagnosis of mental illness, inform her integrated approach to research and practice. Susan’s passion is developing and supporting innovations that bridge the gap between the community of psychiatric survivors/consumers and the broader mental health community.
Susan’s work embodies valuing the human spirit, developing and sustaining relationships, and living out of values of social justice and personal and professional integrity. Susan looks forward to working with the Centre for the Study of Gender, Social Inequities and Mental Health, Mental Health Policy and Research theme group in its current initiative on Individualized Funding, and other research activities related to peer innovation.