David Whitehorn, PhD, MSN
David Whitehorn is Assistant Professor in the Dalhousie University Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Atlantic Contemplative Centre. He has been practicing and studying mindfulness and related meditation methods and concepts for more than forty years and has led numerous workshops on the topic. He has been particularly interested in ways that mindfulness and related contemplative practices can enhance well-being. He leads a research team that is studying mindfulness as a support for mental health. Dr. Whitehorn was the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Michael Smith Award from the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and the 2015 R. Wayne Putman Award from the Dalhousie University Office of Continuing Professional Development. David has also been active in the Kasung security organisation for over 30 years, responsible for the wellbeing and welfare of service personnel.