Jean Addington, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She holds the Novartis Chair for Schizophrenia Research. Her research interests are in early detection and intervention in psychosis.
She played a major role in setting up the Early Psychosis Program in Calgary, Alberta and continued with this work at the University of Toronto and at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto where from 2002 – 2008, she was responsible for developing research on the prodromal phase of schizophrenia.
Currently her major research focus is the examination of predictors of conversion to psychosis and the development of psychosocial interventions for those at clinical high risk of psychosis. She is one of the principal investigators in the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), and leads an NIMH funded RCT of Cognitive Behavioral Social Skills Training for clinical high risk. She recently received funding from Brain Canada to examine predictors of serious mental illness in youth at risk.