Brad Hagen is a registered nurse, a registered psychologist, and an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Lethbridge, where he teaches in the nursing and addictions counselling programs. Brad's main research and teaching interests include the broad areas of mental health, gerontology, long term care, and psychotropic drug use, and how to bring critical social theory and/or feminist approaches to these topics.
In addition, Brad has conducted (or is conducting) specific research on the topics of moral distress among nurses in a variety of settings (long term care, inpatient psychiatry units, emergency rooms), quality of care and psychotropic drug use in long-term care and assisted living facilities, and women's experiences with antidepressants and ECT (shock therapy). Brad also has a private counselling psychology practice, working with individuals who have mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety.
For his own mental health, Brad enjoys spending time with his wife in the mountains hiking, cycling, mountaineering and backcountry skiing, as well as catwatching, playing classical guitar, and watching old movies.