Dr. Raymond Tempier
Dr. Raymond Tempier has been Chief of the Psychiatry Department at Hôpital Montfort since July 2011 to July 2013 and is a professor of psychiatry with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is also a cross-appointed professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He leads the mental health research team based at the Institut de recherche de l’Hôpital Montfort.
In the past, Dr. Tempier was a professor of psychiatry at McGill University in Montreal. He has been a consulting psychiatrist at a number of hospitals in France, Quebec (including the Montreal General Hospital and the Douglas Institute) and Saskatchewan.
Dr. Tempier was also head of the psychiatric department at the University of Saskatchewan and chief psychiatrist for the Saskatoon Health Region. In 2012 he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. He has been an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association since 2011.
He provides general psychiatric consultations. Dr. Tempier’s interests include community-based psychiatric consultation and shared care with family physicians.
His major research interests currently include mental health services, program evaluation, the implementation of collaborative, primary care models and psychiatric epidemiology. He is also interested in mental health among Canada’s minorities, particularly Francophone and Aboriginal communities. He is deeply interested in transcultural psychiatry and the international development of mental health services, especially in the Francophone world.
Dr. Tempier has a medical degree from the Université d'Aix-Marseille II, France, and obtained his specialization certifications in France, Quebec and Canada. He has been an Associate Member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada since 1986. He also has a master’s degree in health communications (research option) from the Université de Montréal.
Dr. Tempier has received a number of research grants from federal and provincial research organizations, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Fonds de recherche en santé du Québec, the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, as well as provincial governments and private foundations. He has published more than 70 articles and 150 summaries, along with many technical reports, dissertations and book chapters. Dr. Tempier speaks French, English, German and Spanish.