Dr MacKillop is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. He works as the Director of both the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research and the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medical Cannabis Research.
Dr MacKillop conducts translational research on addictive behaviour. His works focus primarily on the causes, maintenance and treatment of alcohol use disorder, tobacco use disorder, cannabis use disorder, gambling disorder and obesity/food addiction.
An expert on the subject of medical cannabis, MacKillop is often cited by news broadcasters, particularly in the fall of 2018 as Canada moved to legalize recreational cannabis.
In 2018, Dr MacKillop was awarded the Anne & Neil McArthur Research Award, which celebrates an internationally-recognized researcher at St Joseph’s Hospital in Hamilton.