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Dr. Najat Khalifa MD, MBChB, MRCPsych
Dr.  Najat Khalifa
Associate Professor
Contact Info
752 King St. W., Kingston, ON K7L 4X3

Dr. Khalifa (MD, FRCPsych), is an Associate Professor in Forensic Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Regional Psychiatry Lead for the Ontario Region of Correctional Service Canada. He has obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nottingham, and completed his Forensic Psychiatry training the United Kingdom. Prior to moving to Canada in September 2018, he was employed as an Associate Professor and Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom. He was also employed as a Medical Member of the First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health) at Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service in England.

His research interests are the use of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques to modulate impulsivity, empathy and decision-making; personality disorder and offending behaviour; employment support for offenders with mental disorders; and outcome measurement in forensic mental health. The main focus of his research work has been on understanding the neuropsychological underpinnings of offending behaviour and evaluation of therapeutic interventions for patients with offending histories.

He has a track record of academic achievements in the field of Forensic Psychiatry with over 60 publications including peer-reviewed papers, a book, and book chapters. He has presented many symposia and workshops at national and international conferences . He has also presented many lectures to psychiatrists and other health professionals.  Throughout his academic career he been actively involved in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate teaching, including supervision of Masters and PhD students.

The list of his publications can be found on Google Scholar: