Magdalena Janus is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at McMaster University where she holds the Ontario Chair in Early Child Development. She is also an Affiliate Associate Professor at the School of Population and Public Health at Univesity of British Columbia. Since joining the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University in 1997, Dr. Janus, together with the late Dr. Dan Offord, developed the Early Development Instrument (EDI), a population-based measure of children's readiness to learn at school entry.
Medical studies in Paris in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child psychiatry.
Army service as volunteer in Chad, 1978, medical service. Full training in psychoanalysis Institut de psychanalyse de Paris. Full professor of child and adolescent psychiatry and head of the department. President of the World Association of Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) 2008-2012.
Research grants on early prevention (CAPDEp study, 2005-2011), withdrawal behavior in infancy (ADBB scale)