Dr Bickle is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Forensic & Correctional Psychiatry at Queen’s University and the Regional Lead Psychiatrist for Ontario at Correctional Service Canada. With Dr Khalifa he co-ordinates the Biological Psychiatry graduate course at the Centre for Neuroscience Studies. He is Faculty Advisor to the Prison Health Coalition at Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences and is enthusiastic about offering clinical experiences in Correctional Psychiatry to students and residents. Dr Bickle has a clinical special interest in ADHD in all settings and is proud to serve on the Board of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance. His research interests include ADHD, non-invasive brain stimulation, mental health law and traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Bickle joined Queen’s University in 2019 from the United Kingdom where he was an experienced forensic psychiatrist, having been a Responsible Clinician (Attending Physician) at low-, medium-, and high-secure psychiatric hospitals treating transferred prisoners and other patients at heightened risk of harm to others before focussing on Correctional Psychiatry, in which role he has served eleven different institutions in the UK and now Canada, alongside a medicolegal practice that included being an Expert Advisor to the National Crime Agency. He graduated from the Medical School of the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2001. He successfully challenged Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 (later elected a Fellow in 2020) and completed specialty training to become an accredited forensic psychiatrist in 2009. He achieved a Distinction in his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Law from Northumbria University in 2007. He successfully challenged Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in 2021. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London, UK and Honorary Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK. Dr Bickle hopes that if you met him outside work it might be on the water or on the slopes, at least some of the time.