Merv Gilbert

Dr. Merv Gilbert is a Director at Vancouver Psych Health + Safety Inc., a consulting group providing services that enable organizations to foster psychologically healthy employees and workplace climates. He has worked as a psychologist for over 30 years in clinical and leadership roles in regional, provincial, and international settings. Dr. Gilbert is also an Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University and a member of the Steering Committee of the American Psychological Association's Psychologically Healthy Workplace Network.

Dr. Gilbert is a primary participant in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of resources for workplace mental health, including Guarding Minds@Work, Antidepressant Skills@Work, and Psychological Health and Safety: An Action Guide for Employers. He has published in national and international professional journals and has presented at a diverse array of forums on the importance of workplace psychological health issues for individuals and organizations.

Dr. Gilbert has consulted with governmental, private, and public-sector organizations and led an evaluation of over 40 organizations as they implemented the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace on behalf of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He is currently collaborating with the Graham Lowe Group in the creation of the Trust Building Survey©, a tool to help employers assess and address employee trust and engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery.

Dr. Gilbert holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Simon Fraser University.