Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Media Contact

Our experts are available for speaking engagements and media interviews. Please contact us with your request.

Shea Wood, PhD
Knowledge Broker


Shea’s areas of expertise include youth health promotion, cannabis and mental health.


Shea Wood’s career has focused on improving the lives of youth and families through counselling, research and education. Before joining CCSA in January 2022, Shea spent four years working at Girl Guides of Canada as a youth engagement and program specialist. There, she supported the development of a new evidence-based, youth-driven program. She has also worked as a counsellor and therapist with youth in the English Montreal School Board and as an occasional professor at Concordia University.

Shea is enthusiastic about using her knowledge mobilization skills to creatively amply peoples’ stories and move evidence into action. She is passionate about reducing the harms associated with substance use and improving mental health. While at CCSA, she wants to share the stories of people with lived and living experience and find creative and impactful ways to get research into the hands of people who need it most. 

She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Queen’s University. She has also earned her master’s in creative arts therapies and an interdisciplinary PhD in adult education, psychology, and creative arts therapies, both from Concordia University.

Always up for unique experiences, Shea spends her free time planning her next travel adventure and trying new restaurants.

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