Anthony Phillips, PhD, has expertise in brain function and behavior. He was Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (2009–2017), Founding Director of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Institute of Mental Health, and is currently professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Senior Investigator with the UBC Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Phillips’ research focuses on the neural bases of learning and memory and has contributed to better treatment of addiction and mental health. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed papers, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Phillips has received numerous awards including the Heinz Lehmann Award from the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the Bill and Marilynn Weber Lifetime Achievement Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine. In 2015, he became a member of the Order of Canada.