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Dr. John BradfordDr. Bradford was a Full Professor in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, now retired in June 2017. He had a cross appointment as Professor in the Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa. He was also previously a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Queen’s University and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta and at the University of Saskatchewan. Dr Bradford was a founding member of the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research and continues as a Scientist in The Royal Institute of Mental Health Research as it is now named. Dr Bradford is currently a Full Professor (Clinical) at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. He is a forensic psychiatrist in the Forensic Program of St Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton. Dr. Bradford is a graduate in medicine and received a Diploma of Psychological Medicine, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

He holds specialist degrees in Psychiatry from South Africa, the UK, USA and Canada; he also has an added qualification in Forensic Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Founder of Forensic Psychiatry granted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He was the initial Chair of the Examination Board for the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry under the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He stepped down after 5 years

He has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers; more than 50 chapters in academic books, including textbooks; presented at over 300 peer-reviewed international and national conferences, co-authored 4 books.