Dr. Duncan Shields
Dr. Duncan Shields is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a clinician specializing in the treatment of operational stress injuries and the support and maintenance of resilience under operational load.
Duncan co-developed a national group-based program for helping military and police veterans in their transition to civilian life and, in 2015, he co-founded The Men’s Initiative (TMI) at UBC, an endeavour to enhance the integrity and well-being of men for the benefit of families, communities and the world. As part of this work he is currently developing and evaluating a national First Responder Resiliency Program to support personnel coping with operational stress injuries, and to create a more inclusive and supportive work culture. He is the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions for his research and service including from Wounded Warriors Canada, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association. Prior to his clinical work, Duncan was proud to serve as an infantry reservist with the Governor Generals Foot Guards where he gained a life-long appreciation for the contributions of those who serve.