I am a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and formerly a Staff Psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario Canada. I am also a Psychoanalytic Fellow of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychiatry. I received my medical degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 1964 and completed my psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine training at the University of Toronto and the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. My major interests are psychoanalysis and psychosomatic medicine. I am a recipient of the Mary S. Sigourney Award in recognition of distinguished contributions to the field of psychoanalysis. My major research is on the alexithymia construct in collaboration with Dr. R. Michael Bagby at the University of Toronto and Dr. James D.A. Parker at Trent University, Ontario. I have also collaborated with investigators in many European countries including Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Russia and Spain.