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Dr. Sukhera is an Associate Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is cross-appointed to the Department of Paediatrics. He is also a Scientist at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at Western University. His interdisciplinary research program explores novel approaches to stigma reduction and implicit bias recognition and management in health professionals. Since 2012, he has secured over 2 million dollars in grant funding and his research has been published in high impact journals. He is routinely interviewed by local and national media for his expertise on equity, stigma, and bias.
He teaches in all four years of Schulich's Undergraduate Medical Program where he also served as Academic Director, Global Health Curriculum from 2013-2016. He also teaches psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and pediatrics residents, and led the psychiatry residency's ethics portfolio from 2013-2018.
In addition to his work as a clinician-researcher, he is also involved in numerous committees and councils at local, national, and international levels. He is Chair of the London Police Services Board and a former member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Board of Directors. He is also Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association.