Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Dr. Bailey is a leading researcher of the neurobiological basis of autistic disorders, using genetic, neuropathological and neuroimaging approaches. He injects this experience into his clinical work with teenagers and able adults on the Autism Spectrum.
Dr. Bailey comes to Canada from the University of Oxford where he was the Cheryl and Reece Scott Chair of Psychiatry: the first medical chair devoted to the study of autism. At Oxford, Dr. Bailey built the first Magnetoencephalographic Centre designed for the study of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. He also coordinated the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium: a large international team of clinicians and scientists brought together to identify susceptibility genes for autism.
Dr. Bailey became Professor and Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UBC in July 2010. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Autism Research: the Journal of the International Society of Autism Research.