Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Dr. Hamilton and his wife moved to British Columbia in 1994 to pursue his graduate education. They fell in love with BC, settling in to its outdoor beauty and coffee lifestyle. Previously, Dr. Hamilton had worked extensively in youth work and counseling. He is a proud father of two children.
Dr. Bill Hamilton is a Registered Psychologist who has formal training in pediatric neuropsychology. What’s the difference between a psychologist and psychiatrist? Find out here.
Dr. Hamilton is one of only a few psychologists in BC who has completed a 2-year AACN postdoctoral fellowship* in pediatric neuropsychology. His practice covers the pediatric population, from newborns to young adulthood. His evaluation experience includes children without medical concerns as well as children struggling with neurological disorders, brain injury, and/or developmental delays. His clinical training and work involved 5 years employment at a major children’s hospital in the States. There, he worked at BC Children’s Hospital for 2 years. Dr. Hamilton has worked extensively with a wide variety of neurological disorders, including but not limited to epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors/cancer, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, genetic disorders, and transplant recipients.
Dr. Hamilton’s research primarily has revolved around epilepsy, sleep-disordered breathing, and executive function. He has presented at numerous national and international meetings. His publications can be viewed at the National Library of Medicine.
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University. Health psychology and neuropsychology cognate. Seattle, Washington (2001)
Two-year Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship*, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. An AACN approved training site. Atlanta, Georgia (2002 to 2004)
Staff Pediatric Neuropsychologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Included academic appointment with Emory University, Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia (2004 to 2007)
Pediatric Neuropsychologist with Neuroscience Program at BC Children’s Hospital. Vancouver, BC. (2007 to 2009)
Pediatric Neuropsychologist in private practice. Langley, BC. (2009 to Present)