John Bradford, M.B., Ch.P.
Dr. John Bradford is Clinical Director of the Forensic Program and Co-Director of the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Professor of Psychiatry and Head, Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. Dr. Bradford co-founded the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Past President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in England, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry. He was a member of the Task Force on Sexually Dangerous Persons of the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Bradford was also a member of the National Working Group on Violence of the National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.A.). He was an international adviser to DSM IV (one of 20 Canadian Psychiatrists) and was appointed to the Sexual Disorder Work Group and the Impulse Control Work Group. He Received the R.O. Jones memorial award given by the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 1987. He received the Silver Apple Award of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in 1994 and he was first recipient of the Bruno Cormier Award of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law for Services to Forensic Psychiatry in Canada in 1994. He received the Outstanding Service Award (Red Apple Award) of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in 1995.
Dr. Bradford has served as special consultant to Federal and Provincial Government agencies, particularly at the Health, Attorney General and Solicitor General Ministries, has been an advisor to the Canadian Psychiatric Association on Forensic Psychiatry, as well as various organizations and agencies in the United States.