Licenciado pela Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
Mestre em Etologia Clínica e Bem-estar Animal pela Universidade Complutense de Madrid.
Doutorado em Ciências Veterinária pelo Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto.
Especialista Europeu em Medicina Comportamental e Diplomado pelo Colégio Europeu de Bem-Estar Animal e Medicina do Comportamento (ECAWBM) nas sub-especialidades Medicina Comportamental (BM) e Bem-estar Animal, Ética e Lei (AWSEL).
Professor Convidado no Mestrado Integrado em Medicina Veterinária e na Licenciatura de Enfermagem Veterinária da Universidade Egas Moniz.
Pas-President do European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) e Vice-Presidente da European Society of Veterinary Clinical Ethology (ESVCE).
Membro Fundador da Associação Portuguesa de Terapia do Comportamento e Bem-estar Animal (PsiAnimal).
Formador e palestrante em Cursos, Seminários, Conferências e Congressos nacionais e internacionais.
Autor, Co-autor e Coordenador de diversos estudos em Comportamento e Bem-estar Animal.
João Pedro Fróis (Lisboa, 1957) investigador e docente universitário. Doutorado pela Universidade de Lisboa. Investigador Auxiliar Convidado da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa (FM-UL). Trabalhou mais de uma década como psicólogo na área dos cuidados de saúde mental e reabilitação de crianças e jovens. Coordenou o Programa Gulbenkian Investigação e Desenvolvimento Estético (1997-2004).
É Fellow da International Association of Empirical Aesthetics (IAEA) e Investigador afiliado do Center for Phenomenological Psychology and Aesthetics (CPPA), Universidade de Copenhaga. Áreas de investigação: Psicologia da Estética, Criatividade e Artes Visuais, Estudos de Museus de Arte (Educação), Arte Bruta/Outsider, História da Educação [Médico Pedagogia].
Recentemente publicou nas revistas: Curator: The Museum Journal, Raw Vision Magazine, Psychology & Culture, History of Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. Traduziu, com ensaio e notas, os livros de L S Vygotsky (1896-1934) — História das Funções Psíquicas Superiores (Lisboa: Relógio d’Agua, 2021) e Imaginação e Criatividade na Infância (Dinalivro 2012; Martins Fontes 2014).
Atualmente desenvolve o projeto de investigação: «A Arte da Infância não é a Infância da Arte: Coleção de Desenhos de Crianças Portuguesas», centrado na atividade do Professor Doutor Vítor Fontes (1893-1979), diretor do Instituto de Anatomia da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, organizador e diretor do Instituto António Aurélio da Costa Ferreira (IAACF-1940-1989) e percursor em Portugal da Psiquiatria da Criança e do Adolescente.
Pedro Gamito earned his PhD from the University of Salford (UK) in Built and Human Environment in 2002, and the title of Aggregate in Rehabilitation by the University of Lisbon in 2012.
Pedro is a Full Professor and the Head of Programme of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree CYBER: Cyberspace, Behaviour and e-Therapy and the director of the Research Centre - HEI-Lab – Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab, at Lusófona University.
Since 2004 he has been developing, validating, and applying numerous virtual reality applications designed for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for the cognitive stimulation of patients with stroke, TBI and Substance Use Disorders.
His apps are being use daily in the two largest Portuguese psychiatric and rehab hospitals. He has participated in several projects in the field of eHealth and contributes to the most relevant professional associations within his line of work.
In 2018, he was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Cuéllar-Barboza is the Vice-Chair of Education of the Department of Psychiatry of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) in Monterrey, México; and Director of UANL's Center of Affective Health. He was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, in 2015 and Scientific Collaborator since 2018. As an active member of the Mayo Clinic Individualized Bipolar Biobank, he has focused his research on bipolar disorder (BD) genetics, especially understanding BD subphenotypes such as obesity and binge eating, with essential findings in novel genetic risk variants. He is an active collaborator of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, the Consortium on Lithium Genetics, and the Latin American Genomics Consortium. He has received international awards such as the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award by the International Society of Bipolar Disorders and the Eli Lilly Bipolar Disorders Fellowship Award. His publications have over 1600 citations.
2016 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Socio-Cultural Anthropology with
specialization in Medical Anthropology
2006 B.A., Bowdoin College, Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies major; Gender
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Strand 1: Socio-Environmental Justice, Toxicity, Extractivism, STS, Citizen Science, Decoloniality,
Strand 2: Medical Anthropology, Bioethics, Bodies and Health, Digital and Sociotechnical changes in
knowedge production, AI
2019– Senior Research Fellow, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Postdoctoral investigator on questions of health, biomedicine and bioscience, justice, participatory
research practices, and feminist science studies at the Institute for History and Ethics in Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine.
2022 Fiske, Amelia and Stuart McLennan. “Diversity in German-speaking medical ethics and
humanities.” Accepted with Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.
2022 Fiske, Amelia, Stuart McLennan and Alena Buyx. “Qualitative Evidence for Concern: Digital
health technologies and the COVID-19 pandemic.” AJOB Neuroscience.
2022 Fiske, Amelia, Alexander Degelsegger-Márquez, Brigitte Marsteurer, and Barbara Prainsack.
“Value-creation in the health data domain: A typology of what health data help us do.” Biosocieties.
2021 Holohan, Michael and Amelia Fiske*. “Like I’m Talking to a Real Person”: Exploring the
Meaning of Transference for the Use and Design of AI-based Applications in Psychotherapy.”
Frontiers in Psychology 12(720476).
2019 Fiske, Amelia, Peter Henningsen, and Alena Buyx. “Your robot therapist will see you now:
Ethical implications of embodied artificial intelligence in psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy.”
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21(5): e13216.
Dr Anna Ciaunica is a philosopher and cognitive scientist, currently Principal Investigator at the Centre for Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Anna leads the Co-Embodied Self Lab (CELab) in Lisbon where she combines theoretical work with experimental approaches to investigate the relationship between (a)typical forms of self-consciousness, embodiment and social interactions in human and artificial agents.
She is currently the Lead Investigator of three interdisciplinary projects using methods from philosophy of mind, phenomenology, experimental psychology, cognitive and computational neuroscience and arts to investigate the bodily roots of self-awareness in humans in early life and beyond. She also looks at the multisensory modulation of the sense of self through bodily movements and action observation in depersonalisation and psychedelic experiences.
Anna coordinates the Network for Embodied Consciousness and the Arts (NECTArs) – a collaborative platform bringing together artists, researchers, stakeholders, policy makers and people with lived experiences, aiming at fostering creative approaches to timely issues such as self-awareness and (dis)embodiment in our hyper-digitalized world.
Dr Strawbridge is a researcher in affective disorders within the Centre for Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (King's College London).
While eclectic in modality and focus, her research broadly aims to optimise the future treatment of major depression and bipolar disorders, for example through multidisciplinary clinical trials and observational studies, targeting cognitive functions, examining biological and non-biological markers of treatment response and treatment resistance and synthesising clinical evidence through systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Brendan Kelly is Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, and UCD Visiting Full Clinical Professor at UCD School of Medicine, University College Dublin.
In addition to his medical degree (MB BCh BAO), he holds masters degrees in epidemiology (MSc), healthcare management (MA) and Buddhist studies (MA); and doctorates in medicine (MD), history (PhD), governance (DGov) and law (PhD).
He has authored and co-authored over 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 600 non-peer-reviewed publications, 21 book chapters and book contributions, and 17 books (11 as sole author).
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and Trinity College Dublin. Since 2017, he is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.
His recent books include ‘The Science of Happiness: The Six Principles of a Happy Life and the Seven Strategies for Achieving It’ (2021) and ‘In Search of Madness: A Psychiatrist’s Travels Through the History of Mental Illness’ (2022).
Christoph U. Correll, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/
Northwell, New York, USA, and Professor and Chair, Department of Child and Adolescent
Psychiatry, Charité University Medicine, Berlin, Germany. He completed his medical studies at
the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and University of Dundee School of Medicine, Scotland.
He is board certified in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry, having
completed both residencies at Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York. Since 1997, he has been
working and conducting research in the USA and since 2017 also in Germany again
Professor Correll focusses on the identification and treatment of youth and adults with severe
mental illness, clinical trials, epidemiology, psychopharmacology, meta-analyses and the
interface between physical and mental health.
He has authored over 750 journal articles that have been cited over 54,000 times and received
over 40 research awards.
Since 2014, he has been listed annually by Clarivate/Web of Science as one of the “most
influential scientific minds” and “top 1% cited scientists in the area of psychiatry”.
He has held numerous Expertscape rankings based on number of publications and citations in
the past 10 years, being listed in 15 topics as “Expert” and in 24 topics as “World Expert”.
Since 2017, he has ranked continuously as number one world expert in 9 different areas,
including “central nervous agents”, “psychotropic drugs”, “schizophrenia”, “schizophreniaspectrum
and other psychotic disorders, “antipsychotics”, “delayed-action preparations” and
Daniel Freeman is a Professor of Clinical Psychology and NIHR Senior Investigator at the University of Oxford and a consultant clinical psychologist in Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.
Professor Freeman’s research has focussed on using psychological theory to develop more powerful psychological treatments. He has also been pioneering the development of automated virtual reality treatments for mental health conditions.
He founded Oxford VR, a University of Oxford spin-out company. He has published over 300 papers and 10 books. He is the recipient of the 2020 British Psychological Society Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge, and presented the BBC Radio 4 series ‘A History of Delusions’.
I am currently a 3rd year fellow in the child and adolescent neuropsychiatry training
program at the University of Turin. I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the
Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy), while I conducted part of my Ph.D. project as
a research fellow in the Bajjalieh Lab at University of Washington (Seattle). Indeed, I
have been interested in neurobiology and brain development since the early days of
medical school and have cultivated this interest during the PhD years, when I had the
opportunity to study both the mechanism of action of an antiepileptic drug
(levetiracetam) and the basic neurobiological mechanisms of approach-avoidance
As a neuropsychiatry fellow at the University of Turin, I have developed a keen interest
in neurodevelopmental disorders, and I have participated in research projects about
the mental health impact of chronic stress, suicidality, safety-related aspects of
pediatric neuropsychopharmacology, and neurodevelopmental disorders. During the
last few years, I had hands-on clinical experience about the challenges of transitioning
care, and I had the opportunity of collaborating with a work-group of child and adult
psychiatrists examining the main aspects of transitioning care in schizophrenia.
Gerhard Gründer, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, is a Professor at the Medical Faculty Mannheim
at Heidelberg University. He heads the Department for Molecular Neuroimaging at the
Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim.
His main research interests include the neurobiology
of mental disorders as well as molecular and clinical psychopharmacology. He uses
functional imaging methods, in particular positron emission tomography (PET). His most recent
interest is the clinical evaluation of psychedelic drugs in severe mental disorders, and he leads
the largest academic-initiated clinical trial with a psychedelic (in treatment-resistant depression)
ever done, the EPIsoDE trial. He recently discussed his thoughts on the ethics and philosophy
of psychiatry and their contribution to the further development of society in a book (German:
“Wie wollen wir leben?” Springer-Verlag 2020; English translation: “How do we want to live?”,
Springer-Verlag 2021). Gerhard Gründer is author of more than 230 publications in international
peer-reviewed journals and author and editor of more than a dozen books.
Irmgard Emmelhainz is a professor, writer, researcher and translator based in Anahuac Valley
(Mexico City). She holds a Ph.D. from the Art Department at the University of Toronto and an
M.A. in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Her work about film, the Palestine Question, art, culture and neoliberalism has been translated to
many languages and she has presented it at an array of international venues, including Harvard,
the March Meeting at Sharjah, the Walter Benjamin in Palestine Conference (2015) the New
School and Americas Society (2016), SBC Gallery, Montreal (2016), The University of California
in San Diego, ArtBo, Bogotá, School of Visual Arts, New York, KHIO at Oslo, University of Texas
El Paso (2020), Stanford University (2021), MoMA (2022), etc. Her book The Tyranny of
Common Sense: Mexico’s Postneoliberal Conversion was published in English with SUNY Press
in 2020; The Sky is Incomplete: Travel Chronicles in Palestine was published by Taurus Mexico
(2017) and is forthcoming with Vanderbilt University Press (2023). There is alsoJean-Luc
Godard’s Political Filmmaking by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.
This year, Toxic Loves, Impossible
Futures: Feminist Lives as Resistance came out in the Critical Mexican Studies with Vanderbilt
(2021) and will be published in Spanish by Taurus. Finally, Despachos de otro mundo
(Ejercicios de imaginación radical) is going to be published with Bajo Tierra Ediciones (México,
Joel Krueger is Associate Professor in Philosophy at the University of Exeter.
He works primarily in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science: specifically, issues in 4E (embodied, embedded, enacted, extended) cognition, including emotions, social cognition, and psychopathology. He also does work in comparative philosophy and philosophy of music.
Dr. Riek is a professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, and holds
affiliate appointments in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Contextual Robotics Institute,
and Design Lab. Dr. Riek is a pioneer in the field of healthcare robotics, and has demonstrated
an ongoing record of research accomplishment in the fields of human robot
interaction, health informatics, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Riek directs the Healthcare
Robotics Lab, which engages in community-centered health technology design research to
develop new assistive technologies that can support people with cognitive and physical
disabilities, their families, and their communities. The lab also engages in signifiant research
efforts within in acute care environments, to create technologies that can help alleviate
healthcare worker burnout and improve patient experience.
Dr. Riek received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge, and B.S. in
Logic and Computation from Carnegie Mellon. Riek served as a Senior Artificial Intelligence
Engineer and Roboticist at The MITRE Corporation from 2000-2008, and held the Clare Boothe
Luce chair in Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame from
2011-2016. Dr. Riek has received the NSF CAREER Award, AFOSR Young Investigator Award,
Qualcomm Research Award, and several best paper awards. Dr. Riek is the HRI 2023 General
Co-Chair and served as the Program Co-Chair for HRI 2020, and also serves on the editorial
boards of T-RO and THRI.
Mads Gram Henriksen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Psychiatry at the Center for Subjectivity Research, Department of Communication, University of Copenhagen, and Senior Researcher at Mental Health Center Amager, University Hospital of Copenhagen.
He has published 41 journal articles, 2 edited books, and 16 book chapters. His work takes place in the interface between clinical psychopathology and phenomenology and with an emphasis on schizophrenia spectrum disorders, self-disorders, and psychosis.
Henriksen, M.G., Raballo, A., Nordgaard, J. (2021). Self-disorders and psychopathology: A systematic review. The Lancet Psychiatry 8(11): 1001-1012.
Feyaerts, J., Henriksen, M.G., Vanheule, S., Myin-Germeys, I., Sass, L.A. (2021). Delusions beyond beliefs: A critical overview of diagnostic, etiological and therapeutic schizophrenia research from a clinical-phenomenological perspective. The Lancet Psychiatry 8(3): 237-249.
Henriksen, M.G., Englander, M., Nordgaard, J. (2022). Methods of data collection in psychopathology: the role of semi-structured, phenomenological interviews. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 21: 9-30.
alice, A., Henriksen, M.G. (2021). Disturbances of shared intentionality in schizophrenia and autism. Frontiers in Psychiatry 11: 570597.
Motivated by a special interest in mental health and behavioral conditions, I decided to study the Degree of Medicine at the University of Perugia (Italy) with the objective to acquire an extensive knowledge in mental and physical health.
After graduating in 2011, I performed the clinical residency training in Psychiatry at the Division of Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology and Rehabilitation of the Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital in Perugia (Italy).
In 2014 I performed a research attachment at the South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Clare College, UK and in September 2015 I have been named a Research Fellow of the Bedfordshire Centre for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge (BCMHR-CU).
In the last year of the specialty in Italy I created a collaboration with the Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Unit of the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona and I got intimately involved in a project that aimed to understand the psychiatric correlates of self- or hetero-aggression in bipolar disorder that became the focus of my PhD.
In January 2018 I started a pre-doctoral contract at FIDMAG Hermanas Hospitalarias Research Foundation (Spain) and developed research focused on neuroimaging in bipolar disorder.
The 29th of November, 2018 I defended my PhD thesis entitled SELF- AND HETERO-AGGRESSION: Clinical Implications in Bipolar Disorder and Mixed States.
In May 2019 I became a fellow of the Biomedicine international training research programme for excellent clinician-scientists-BITRECS project at Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer-IDIBAPS, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754550. My research line was focused on early stages in bipolar disorders, under the tutorship of Prof. Eduard Vieta. I conducted a 3-year longitudinal study focused on first episodes of mania and psychosis with the aim to identify specific prodromes of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as the clinical, neural, and cognitive predictors of worse clinical course.
In January 2022 I returned back to Italy to work as a clinical psychiatrist and a post-doctoral researcher in the Community Mental Health Service of Perugia, in the effort to reconcile my career with personal life.
Professor in psychiatry at the University of Oslo, Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and attending psychiatrist, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway. Andreassen did his PhD in psychopharmacology at University of Bergen and his post doc training in neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School where he investigated mechanisms of neurodegeneration.
He did his psychiatry residency at Oslo University Hospital, and is now the Director of Norwegian Centre for Mental Disease Research (NORMENT), a KG Jebsen Centre, one of the largest mental health research groups in Scandinavia.
The centre has a translational research approach and apply clinical and neurocognitive, brain imaging phenotypes and molecular genetics tools to identify causes and underlying pathophysiology of severe mental disorders.
Andreassen builds his research on the Nordic advantages, such as public health care system, large biobanks, health registries and homogenous population, and has recently developed a biostatistical program to improve analysis of the ever constantly increasing research data.
Raffaella Pocobello, PhD in Clinical Psychology, is a researcher at the National Research Council in Rome. Her research focuses on evaluating human rights-aligned mental health approaches such as Open Dialogue, Recovery Houses, peer-supported and co-produced services.
She is currently the chief investigator of the HOPEnDialogue project, which aims to investigate how Open Dialogue practice is implemented internationally and its impact in different contexts. She is an associate member of the International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal. She is participating in the European Cost action FOSTREN (Fostering and Strengthening Approaches to Reducing Coercion in European Mental Health Services).
Dr Richard Gipps is a philosopher and clinical psychologist with a private psychotherapy practice in Oxford, UK. He is the author of “On Madness: Understanding the Psychotic Mind”, to be published by Bloomsbury in October 2022.
He is also a co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis and the Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry.
More recently his attention has turned to understanding what it is: to be lonely, to consider oneself loveable, to live with dignity, and to deploy the virtues as regulative ideals for a mentally healthy life.
Sohail Jannesari is a post-doctoral researcher working on outcomes for survivors of human trafficking and modern slavery. He is also the project lead on the Stolen Tools anti-racism journal, convener of the Inspiring Ethics group and led on developing a guide for mental health professionals working with Afghan sanctuary seekers. He founded the Migrant Connections Festival and Walk and Talk Migrant Welcome Tour charities, and has completed consultancy projects for High Trees, Citizens Advice and Global Justice Now. You can find out more about his work at www.sohailj.com.
Swapnil Gupta is Associate Professor of psychiatry and Director of outpatient psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC USA. She was trained as a psychiatrist both in India as well as the United States, at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Yale University. he started her career as an academic psychiatrist researching the role of the endocannabinoid system in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Her subsequent scholarship has focused on the application of deprescribing, or the systematic reduction of superfluous medications, to the discipline of psychiatry by rooting it in the principles of recovery-oriented care. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers on the topic of deprescribing including a book published by OUP (2019). She serves on the boards of two organizations dedicated to increasing stakeholder participation in psychiatric research and is on the editorial board of the Community Mental Health Journal. Her current projects include developing educational materials on deprescribing psychotropics and eliciting knowledge and attitudes about deprescribing among psychiatrists.
Tom K J Craig MD PhD FRCPsych: Emeritus Professor of Social Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College, London, Consultant psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley Hospital and. Past President World Association of Social Psychiatry.
Tom qualified in medicine at the University of the West Indies and trained in psychiatry in Nottingham UK. He was appointed to Kings College London as the first UK Professor of Community Psychiatry in 1990 and worked clinically in South London.
His clinical research focuses on developing and evaluating community-based psychiatric services and the promotion of these solutions at a National and International level.
These programmes have included residential alternatives to the hospital asylum, specialised services for homeless mentally ill people, supported employment, services for first episode psychosis and studies of the computer-based AVATAR programme for the treatment of auditory hallucinations.