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Louise Nadeau

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal
Associate Researcher, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University

Dr. Nadeau is full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Université de Montréal and associate researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University. Dr. Nadeau’s multicentric and transdisciplinary work in gambling and substance abuse focuses on gambling and alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol and the prevention of recidivism, and in particular on co-occurring disorders, and the effect of psychoactive substances on women. She is the Chair of the Working Group on Online Gambling for the Minister of Finances, Government of Québec (2010-2013), Chair of the Board of Éduc’alcool (2010-present), first Chairperson of the Board of the Canadian Foundation on Foetal Alcohol Research (2007-present), serves on the Board of the Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux (2010-2013) and on Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute on Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addictions, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

She was Scientific Director of the University Institute on Dependencies, Centre DollardCormier (2006-2011) and served as Vice-chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council (2000-2006), and Chair of the Quebec government’s Standing Committee on Addictions (1994-2000), co-chaired the Focus on Women section of the International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (1989-2006), served on the Board of Trustees of ABMRF/The Foundation for Alcohol Research (2003-2009). Dr. Nadeau was awarded the 2006 prix Marcel-Vincent for her work in the social sciences by ACFAS (the Francophone Association for Knowledge) and was Woman of Merit 2011, education category, Fondation Y des femmes.

Research Interests

  • Addictions
  • Women's mental health
  • Alcohol
  • Gambling
  • Co-occuring disorders
  • Substance use


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