Dr John Bradford receives Isaac Ray Award
Since 1952 the American Psychiatric Association has issued an award in honour of Dr Isaac Ray, one of the founding fathers of the APA and the first American author in the field of legal problems connected with mental disorders. Isaac Ray, a graduate from Harvard in 1827, wrote A Treatise on the Medical Jurisprudence of Insanity (Boston) which for many years served as the authoritative text. He was widely regarded as the foremost forensic psychiatrist of his time.
The Isaac Ray Award is presented annually to a “person of outstanding accomplishment in psychiatry and jurisprudence”. We extend our congratulations to Dr John Bradford on receiving the Isaac Ray Award in May of this year.
Dr Bradford graduated in Medicine at UCT in 1971, completed his psychiatric training at Groote Schuur prior to moving to the Maudsley Hospital in London, UK and then immigrating to Canada and joining the University of Ottawa.
He presently holds the following positions: Professor and Head of Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Ottawa; Professor of Psychiatry Queen’s University; Professor, School of Criminology, University of Ottawa; and Associate Chief (Forensic) of the Royal Ottawa Healthcare Group. He holds honorary titles of Fellow Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK); Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Fellow American College of Psychiatrists; Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association
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