Dr. Lindsay Farrell, PhD, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects with the BC Centre on Substance Use. In her current position she provides leadership, coordination and management of day-to-day activities to ensure alignment of Education, Research and Clinical Care Guidance pillars of the BCCSU. She delivers key project management, strategic planning, and implementation support for key organizational initiatives. She is actively involved in managing key external partners and collaborators, including the First Nations Health Authority.
Lindsay is Ojibway from Eabametoong First Nation and has a Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University (2013), Master of Science in Biology (2006) and has held Postdoctoral appointments at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation work is published in a number of leading academic journals, including Nature Genetics.