Dr. Khalifa’s current research at Providence Care involves use of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation and cognitive training to modulate decision-making and reduce impulsivity and incidents of aggression in adults with developmental disabilities. His research interests are the use of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Techniques to modulate impulsivity, empathy and decision-making; terrorism and mental health; personality disorder and offending behaviour; and outcome measurement in forensic mental health. The main focus of his research has been on understanding the neuropsychological underpinnings of offending behaviour and evaluation of therapeutic interventions for justice-involved individuals.
Dr. Khalifa is also a Professor and Director of Research at the Queen’s University Department of Psychiatry. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (UK). He completed his specialist training in Forensic Psychiatry in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
He has a track record of academic achievements in the field of Forensic Psychiatry with many publications including peer-reviewed papers, books, and book chapters. He has presented many symposia and workshops at national and international conferences. Throughout his academic career, he been actively involved in university and clinical teaching activities, including the supervision of several honours, Masters, and PhD students, and many psychiatry trainees.