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Lisa Goos

Title: Director, Clinical Research Services
Designations: BScH/B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Phone: 416-516-1684 ext. 22063
Alternate Contact Name: Angela Verven
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Dr. Lisa Goos is the Director of Clinical Research Services at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). Lisa received her PhD in cognitive psychology from York University, and was a CIHR Post-doctoral Fellow in Neurosciences and Mental Health at SickKids Research Institute. Her area of research specialization was the influence of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms on cognitive development and behaviour. Dr. Goos has also worked and published extensively in the area of genetic communications, helping scientists and non-scientists engage in informed dialogue and decision-making on the basis of genetic information. In senior strategic and operational research administration positions for over 10 years, Lisa has developed both corporate and divisional strategic plans, led teams through the completion of large strategic projects, and implemented operational systems and procedures to support effective management of the research enterprise. An exceptional corporate change agent, Lisa has driven development in the strategic and functional capacity necessary to enable knowledge translation, and facilitated research integration with practice across healthcare, legal and academic settings.

Education and experience

  • August 2014–Present: Director, Clinical Research Services, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • January 2013–August 2014: Director, Research Innovation and Translation, Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario
  • April 2012–December 2012: Interim Director, Strategic and Corporate Planning, Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario (secondment)
  • May 2008–March 2012: Director, Research Policy and Planning, Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2004–2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Program in Neurosciences & Mental Health, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario
  • 2000–2004: Doctor of Philosophy, Brain, Behaviour & Cognitive Psychology, York University, Toronto
  • 1998–1999: Master of Arts, Experimental Psychology, York University, Toronto
  • 1990–1991: Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
  • 1986–1990: Bachelor of Science with Honours, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario


  • 2000: Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
  • 2013: Excellence in Leadership Annual Recognition Award, Baycrest.
  • 2012: Innovative Leadership Annual Recognition Award, Baycrest.
  • 2006: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Women’s Health Scholar Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research;
  • 2006: Best Contribution by a Fellow, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto.
  • 2005: Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children;
  • 2004: Dissertation nominations, The President’s Dissertation Award and The Governor General’s Gold Medal.
  • 2003: Norman Endler Research Fellowship in Psychology, York University.
  • 2002: Best Contribution by a Doctoral Student, Department of Paediatric Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children.
  • 1998: Young Investigator Award, International Society for Human Ethology.


  1. Goos, L.M., Crosbie, J., Payne, S. and Schachar, R. (2009).  Validation and extension of the endophenotype model in ADHD:  Patterns of inheritance in a family study of inhibitory control.  American Journal of Psychiatry, 166: 711-717.   
  2. Goos, L.M.  (2008).  Imprinting and psychiatric genetics:  Beware the diagnostic phenotype.  Behavioural and Brain Sciences, 31(3), 270-271. 
  3. Schachar, R., Chen, S., Crosbie, J., Goos, L., Ickowicz, A., and Charach, A. (2007).  Comparison of the predictive validity of hyperkinetic disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 16, 90-100.
  4. Goos, L.M. and Ragsdale, G. (2007).  Genomic imprinting and human psychology: Cognition, behavior and pathology.  In (Wilkins, J., Ed.), Genomic Imprinting.  Georgetown, TX: Landes Bioscience.
  5. Goos, L.M., Ezzatian, P., and Schachar, R.J. (2007).  Parent-of-origin effects in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Psychiatry Research, 149, 1-9.
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