Project director (Principal Investigator)
Lucie Nadeau is the Project Director and the Nominated Principal Investigator on the Atautsikut project. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry of McGill University, in the Divisions of Social and Cultural Psychiatry and of Child Psychiatry. As a child psychiatrist, she works at the Montreal Children Hospital (McGill University Health Center) and has been a child psychiatry consultant for Nunavik since 2008. It is through this experience of regularly visiting communities in Nunavik and working closely there with first line workers that the idea emerged of a community of practice in youth mental health and wellness for these workers. Her main current research field is youth mental health collaborative care in remote Indigenous communities and in urban culturally and socioeconomically diverse milieu, and she is involved in many community-based research projects. She holds a certificate in Inuit language and culture and continues to have the pleasure of learning Inuktitut, which is a way also to gain insight into culturally informed, safe and humble care.