Mansfield Mela

MBBS, FRCPC, MSc Psych, FWACP, Founder in Forensic Psychiatry

Mansfield Mela

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Forensic psychiatry

Area 3, Division B
(SASKATCHEWAN,
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, AND NUNAVUT)

Key skills and experience

Governance
Leadership
Medico-legal
Physician wellness
World of medicine

Dr. Mansfield Mela is an academic forensic psychiatrist with more than 17 years’ experience in health care and is a founder of the forensic subspecialty in Canada, and the vice chair of the Examination Board.

Dr. Mela has practised medicine in three continents, bringing innovative solutions to key medical issues through his extensive experience in leadership, governance, and medico-legal education both nationally and internationally. He possesses advanced medico-legal competence on physician wellness issues and represents physicians on the Saskatchewan Physician Health Program. His ongoing dedication to education spans supervising and teaching medical, nursing, and law students while primarily supervising PhD, psychiatric, and family medicine postgraduates.

The CMPA Nominating Committee values Dr. Mela’s leadership and mentoring roles, as well as his commitment to supporting physician wellness to enhance the safe delivery of clinical care.

Relevant experience

Practice Appointments

Centre for Forensic Behavioral Science and Justice Studies in University of Saskatchewan

Director
2020-

University of Saskatchewan, Department of Psychiatry

Professor
2015-
Head, Forensic Interdisciplinary Research: Saskatchewan Team
2009-2011

Lakeland Centre for FASD

Consultant Diagnostician
2014-

Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD)

Co-lead, Diagnostics
2014-

Hope Clinic on 5th, Saskatoon

Chief Executive Officer/President
2013-

University of Saskatchewan, College of Law

Associate Member (Adjunct)
2006-

Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon

Consultant Psychiatrist
2004-

Regional Psychiatric Centre, Saskatoon

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
2000-

Professional Appointments

Tangale Community Overseas

President
2016-

Tangale Chiefdom, Nigeria

Sarkin Tsaptan Tangale
2016-

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Vice-chair, Examination Board
2016-
Founder, Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty
2012-

Saskatchewan Review Board

Member
2009-

Saskatchewan Medical Association, Physician Support Program

Committee Member/Consultant
2007-

Government of Nunavut

Consultant
2016-2016

CMPA Appointments


Pension Committee
2021-
Human Resources and Compensation Committee
2021-
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-committee
2020-
Case Review Committee
2020-
Council
2019-
Nominating Committee
2019-2021
Member and Stakeholder Relations Committee
2019-2020