Peter Bieling, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and interim Vice-President of the Mental Health and Addiction Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton Ontario. Dr. Bieling's work is concentrated in the area of emerging treatments for mood disorders and quality of mental health services delivery in hospital settings. He has been awarded research funding through SSHRC, OMHF, CHSRF, and NIMH and has authored numerous articles and three books. He has taught psychological intervention, research methods, and quality improvement principles at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels locally, nationally, and internationally. He completed his B.Sc, (Hons) at the University of Victoria, M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Centre for Cognitive Therapy.