Tina Malti is Professor of Psychology and Founding Director of the Laboratory for Social-Emotional Development and Intervention (www.tinamalti.com). She also created and directs the multi-disciplinary Centre for Child Development, Mental Health, and Policy at the University of Toronto Mississauga (www.utm.utoronto.ca/ccdmp). She is a registered clinical psychologist in Ontario and President of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (www.issbd.org).
Her research focuses on children's and adolescents' social-emotional development and mental health. She also develops and tests interventions that nurture kindness and reduce the negative effects of exposure to violence in children experiencing varying levels of adversity.