Institute of Mental Health Research

Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

University of Ottawa



MD, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Mind, Brain Imaging and Neuroethics,

University of Ottawa; ELJB-CIHR Michael Smith Chair in Neurosciences and Mental Health Research Unit Director.  Previous Academic positions included Professorships at University of Magdeburg and Harvard University.  Additional Affiliations include: Honourary Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Zhejiang University; Full Professor, Centre for Cognition and Brain Disorders (CBBD), Normal University Hangzhou;  Zaipei Medical University, Graduate Institute of Humanities, Taipei Medical University; Shuang Ho Hospital, Brain and Consciousness Research Center, National Chengchi University; Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Research Excellence,  National Chengchi University, Research Center for Mind, Brain and Learning, Taipei; National Chengchi University, Department of Psychology, Taipei;  PhD, Philosophy, University of Duesseldorf, PhD Psychiatry, University of Magdeburg, MD, Medicine University of Bochum/Essen. Northoff’s writings include: Neuro-Philosophy and the Healthy Mind: Learning From the Unwell Brain (Norton, 2016); Minding the Brain (Palgrave McMillan, 2014); Unlocking the Brain (Oxford University Press, 2014) ; Neuropsychoanalysis in Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011); Philosophy of the Brain (John Benjamins, 2004)