• Portrait of David Hill
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Clinical Health Psychology
    PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7424

Research interests

  • forensic mental health assessment
  • forensic psychology
  • malingering
  • psychology and the legal system
  • violence risk assessment

Research summary

David Hill’s research focuses on the intersection between mental health and the legal system, including forensic mental health assessments and trajectories of accused persons with mental health problems.


Dr. David Hill is an assistant professor in clinical health psychology at the University of Manitoba. This role includes providing teaching to psychology and psychiatry residents, along with clinical supervision of psychology residents.

He is also a registered psychologist in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with practice in the areas of clinical and forensic psychology.

Dr. Hill’s areas of expertise include fitness to stand trial evaluations, criminal responsibility assessments, violence risk assessments, psychopathy and malingering.

Dr. Hill specializes in conducting forensic psychological assessments for lawyers, individuals, and organizations involved in the legal system in criminal or civil proceedings.

He has provided expert testimony in provincial Criminal Code Review Board hearings in Manitoba and British Columbia.

Dr. Hill is also actively involved in service and advocacy activities in provincial and national organizations.

He is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Criminal Justice Task Force, which authored a position paper to advocate for changes to the Criminal Code of Canada to include psychologists in fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility assessments.

He has presented at national and international conferences on advocating for forensic psychologists.

He has been involved in several grant funded research projects and has published research in peer-reviewed journals.


  • PhD, Pacific University (2011)
  • MSc, Psychology, Eastern Washington University (2006)
  • BA, Gonzaga University (2003)

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Clinical Health Psychology
PZ350-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne Campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada