Richard Tremblay is Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Montreal, and holds the Canada Research Chair in Child Development. He is also Director of the Research Unit on Children's Psycho-Social Maladjustment, a multidisciplinary research centre funded by Laval University, McGill University, and the University of Montreal. In addition, he is the Director of Health Canada's Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. Dr. Tremblay was a member of CIAR's Human Development Program, which concluded in 2003, and is now a Fellow in the Experience-based Brain & Biological Development Program.
Dr. Tremblay received his B.A. from the University of Ottawa, his Master's degree from the University of Montreal, and his Ph.D. from the University of London, England. After working for a number of years in clinical settings, he accepted his first position at the University of Montreal in 1971. Dr. Tremblay was Chair of the 2002 World Conference of the International Society for Research on Aggression. He is a member of the U.S. National Consortium on Violence Research, an International Professor at the University of Central Lancastershire in England, and a Special Professor of Interdisciplinary Research at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Tremblay has been honoured with numerous awards and distinctions including: the 2002 Jacques-Rousseau Interdisciplinary Research Award, the 2003 Royal Society of Canada Innis-Guerin Medal (Social Sciences), the 2004 Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities, the 2004 Academy of Experimental Criminology Joan McCord Prize, and the 2005 American Society of Criminology Sellin-Glueck Award. Professor Tremblay's research interests include child development, education, prevention, family, parent-child relations, child psychopathology, aggressive behavior, delinquency, substance abuse.