Dr. David is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and a certified Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. She works as a clinical psychologist, teacher, supervisor, and mentor, with a focus on cognitive-behavioural therapy. She has strong clinical and research interests in Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder and Light Therapy, Sleep, Circadian Rhythms and the emotional effects of shift work.
Dr. David graduated from Queen’s University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She completed her Ph.D. research with Drs. Alistair MacLean and John Knowles, and developed a passion for sleep research. She began working on the Treatment Evaluation Unit at Kingston Psychiatric Hospital, collaborating with Dr. Steve Southmayd, to conduct research and publish in the area of sleep, depression, and circadian rhythms for many years. She moved on to work on the renamed Mood Disorders Service (now Providence Care Hospital) as Unit Psychologist, and later as Professional Practice Leader for Psychology. She is a master trainer in suicide intervention, and has led suicide awareness training with the Kingston Police. She has also facilitated clinician groups for cognitive behavioural therapists in the Kingston area for many years, an experience that has laid the foundation for her interactive teaching style, which emphasizes experiential learning. Dr. David is actively involved with teaching at the graduate level, as well as being a clinical supervisor. She has won awards for clinical supervision, teaching, and leadership.