It has been a while since we added collaborators to the Robson Crim collective. What does a collaborator do, you might ask? A collaborator contributes to our research network in multiple ways - they enhance our international & national interconnections; they bridge divides between disciplines; they may contribute blogs or encourage their students or peers to contribute blogs; they may contribute to our scholarly conferences or writings; and they form an essential part of our peer review network for the Criminal Law Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal.
It is our distinct pleasure to add an interdisciplinary dimension to our team by welcoming Dr. Hygiea Casiano to our collective. Dr. Casiano is the Associate Medical Director for Adult Forensic Services and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba in 2009.
She has sub-specialty certification in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Forensic Psychiatry through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Casiano is a past recipient of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (CAPL) Fellowship as well as the Rappaport Fellowship, provided by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL). Her academic interests have included research on Criminal Responsibility and Fitness to Stand Trial issues, the impact of media on youth, and self-harm in detained youth. She is eager to collaborate with others on this blog, and welcomes emails of interest regarding further research opportunities.