Bio (Dr. Elizabeth Hartney)
Dr. Elizabeth Hartney
Professor, Director Centre for Health Leadership and Research
Dr. Elizabeth Hartney’s work has focused most recently on healthcare policy in British Columbia, specifically in the areas of mental health and substance use, as well as the interconnections with primary care. She took a lead role in the development of a new mental health and substance use system of care, which will be implemented in B.C. over the next few years. She is a strong advocate for client and family-centred care, and was an early adopter of technology in psychological research and teaching. She has authored numerous publications related to stress, mental health, addictions and domestic violence, including two books.
Hartney has more than twenty years of professional experience in research, education, policy and frontline healthcare services in the United Kingdom and Canada. Her areas of focus include the treatment of addiction, trauma and chronic pain, and she is board certified in biofeedback and neurofeedback. She is a Registered Psychologist in B.C., and a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Most recently, she was the resident psychologist for the B.C. Ministry of Health. She also has a long history of community service, and has served on the Autism Community Training Advisory Council for the past eight years.
Hartney holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) from Middlesex University (1992); a Diploma of Information Technology from the Royal Society of Arts (1993); a Master of Science in Cognitive Science from the University of Birmingham (1995); a PhD Psychology from the University of Birmingham (2000) and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of Greenwich (2005).