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Susan Adams attended medical school and completed her specialty training in psychiatry in England, and subsequently has worked as a psychiatrist practising in forensic psychiatry in North Bay for over 24 years. She was previously the Psychiatrist in Chief and Clinical Director of the North Bay Psychiatric Hospital and subsequently Psychiatrist in Chief of the Northeast Mental Health Centre. Susan has academic interests in criminal harassment and litigious paranoia as manifestations of mental disorder, and an interest in systematic approaches to managing risks posed by forensic patients.

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Adams S, Hazelwood T, Pitre N, Bedard T, and Landry S. (2009) Harassment of Members of Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies in Canada by individuals believed to be mentally disordered. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 20: 801- 814.


  • Medical degree, University of Southampton, 1984
  • Internship/Residency, University of Southampton and Sheffield University, 1989
  • Senior residency/Lecturer, University of London, 1992

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