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Mary Bartram

Adjunct Research Professor, PhD Graduate, Instructor

Mary Bartram has led mental health and substance use policy development and implementation with federal and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations and NGOs. Mary is the Policy Director with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and teaches courses in public policy at Carleton University, including a graduate seminar on mental health and substance us policy.  She completed her PhD at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in 2017 and postdoctoral research at McGill University and the University of Ottawa. Mary is an RSW and holds an MSc in Family Therapy from Purdue University.

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Selected Publications

Bartram, M. (2020). Government structure, service system design, and equity in access to psychotherapy in Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 39(2), 11-23.

Bartram, M., Atanackovic, J., Runnels, V., Bourgeault, I.-L., Fournier, C., Kovacina, N., Contant, A., MacDonald, L., Porteous, N., & Renaud, A.(2020). Applying gender-based analysis plus to Employee Assistance Programs: A Canadian perspective. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 35(2),80-99. DOI:

Bartram, M. (2020). ‘It’s really about wellbeing’: A Canadian investigation of harm reduction as a bridge between mental health and addiction recovery. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

Bartram, M. & Stewart, J. (2018). Income-based inequities in access to psychotherapy and other mental health services in Canada and Australia. Health Policy.