Professor Cheryl Regehr
Cheryl Regehr is a Professor in the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto, with cross-appointments to the Faculty of Law and the Institute for Medical Sciences. Former Vice-President and Provost for the University of Toronto (2013-2023); and former Dean of Social Work, she is a Senior Fellow of Massey College, and a Visiting Professor at the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce at King’s College London. She has been elected as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences (2023), Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (2022), and as Fellow of the Canadian Institutes of Health Sciences (2023).
Professor Regehr’s six books (Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press and University of Toronto Press), and over 160 scholarly articles focus on forensic mental health; trauma and recovery; and stress, trauma and decision-making in high stress professions. This research has been recognized with awards from the International Campbell Collaboration for Systematic Reviews and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. Her research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), Public Health Agency Canada (PHAC), and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Professor Regehr’s current SSHRC-funded research projects involve testing a new model for improving professional decision-making in situations of risk and uncertainty; and understanding trauma in archivists. A further project explores cyber-violence against public health professionals during the COVID pandemic.