Professor Hickling has conducted research over the forty years of his professional tenure (a listing of research papers can be found in the "Publications" section). Main areas of research interest include:

  • Cultural Competence in Mental Health Service Provision
  • Cultural Therapy
  • Deinstitutionalization & Community Mental Health
  • Forensic Mental Health Services
  • Mental Health in the Caribbean
  • Mental Health and Substance Use/Abuse
  • Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Stigma and Mental Illness