Skip to main content
Dr. Najat Khalifa MD, MBChB, FRCPsych, FRCPC
Dr.  Najat Khalifa
Position(s)
Professor
Contact Info
752 King St. W., Kingston, ON K7L 4X3

Dr. Khalifa (MD, MBChB, FRCPsych, FRCPC), is Professor at the Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Regional Psychiatry Lead for the Ontario Region of Correctional Service Canada.

He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK). He completed his specialist training in Forensic Psychiatry in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

His research interests are the use of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques to modulate impulsivity, empathy and decision-making; terrorism and mental health; personality disorder and offending behaviour; and outcome measurement in forensic mental health. The main focus of his research has been on understanding the neuropsychological underpinnings of offending behaviour and evaluation of therapeutic interventions for justice-involved individuals.

He has a track record of academic achievements in the field of Forensic Psychiatry with many publications including peer-reviewed papers, books, and book chapters. He has presented many symposia and workshops at national and international conferences. Throughout his academic career, he been actively involved in university and clinical teaching activities, including the supervision of several honours, Masters, and PhD students, and many psychiatry trainees.

The list of his publications can be found on Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5iyTfT8AAAAJ&hl=en