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Meet Our Team

  • Merv Gilbert PhD
    Merv Gilbert PhD

    Merv Gilbert has over thirty years’ experience providing psychological services to children, youth and adults in hospital, community and private practice settings. He has served in leadership roles at regional, provincial, and international levels. In addition to serving as a Director of Vancouver Psych Health and Safety, he is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University and serves on the Steering Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Network.

    He can be reached at merv@psychsafety.org.

  • Dan Bilsker PhD
    Dan Bilsker PhD

    Dan Bilsker has worked for several decades in the public mental health system (as an emergency psychologist) and in a research unit focused on innovative ways to enhance psychological health of the Canadian population. In recent years, he has primarily engaged in consultation to organizations seeking to improve psychological safety of their workforce and clinical practice of cognitive-behavioural therapy. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of BC and an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University.

    He can be reached at dan@psychsafety.org

Drs. Gilbert and Bilsker are leading experts in workplace psychological health and safety in Canada. They have participated in major national initiatives, created multiple practical, no-cost resources, presented at distinguished conferences and public events, and published in peer-reviewed and professional publications. They are skilled in the development and implementation of practical interventions, facilitating knowledge translation to key audiences, and evaluating the outcomes of initiatives.

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