University of Southampton, United Kingdom
The University of Southampton is one of the top 15 research universities in the UK and consistently achieving high scores for its teaching and learning activities. Academics work at the forefront of fields, committed to the highest-quality scientific investigation on a range of social, educational and health-related issues that together make a real impact. Psychology at Southampton has a tradition of world-class research. Our academics work at the forefront of their fields, committed to the highest-quality scientific investigation on a range of social, educational and health-related issues that together make a real impact. Southampton researchers are supported by its dedicated 15 person EC Research Funding Office, which ensures effective delivery, management and reporting of project activities.
Alarcos Cieza (PI ) Disability and Rehabilitation Coordinator at the WHO; Chair and Professor of Medical Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Southampton. Prof Cieza is one of the world experts on the application in a variety of clinical and public health contexts of the WHO´s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), including its application in clinical medicine, health and disability measurement, and instrument development.
Conal Twomey MARATONE fellow
Magdalena Nowak Project Manager
Dewi Tan EU Finance Accountant
Denise Martin EU Bid and Contract Manager
Research expertise covers public health, mental health, health psychology, EU programme management
Previous training programs and research: Wide experience in national and international mental health research projects (PARADISE) and in topics work mental disorders and physical disabilities; expertise in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies and in the development and validation of patients reported outcomes and in organizing conferences. In addition EU office has an extensive expertise of running and managing EU-funded projects.
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER), Madrid, Spain
CIBERSAM is the Biomedical Research Network in Spain (Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red), CIBER, is a research consortium created by the “Carlos III” National Health Institute (ISCIII) with the mission to enhance and promote excellent research in the field of Biomedicine and Health Sciences. The Mental Health CIBER (CIBERSAM) includes 26 research groups who have been selected and evaluated by the Spanish Ministry of Science for their excellence in mental health research. The research lines of the groups cover all areas of mental health. CIBERSAM adds value to this network of groups by facilitating collaborative projects, funding cutting-edge research, and by sharing the results with the scientific, medical, political, and social communities. The CIBERSAM centre participating in MARATONE is located in Madrid and is affiliated to Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and Teaching Hospital “la Princesa”. The team is composed by psychologists, psychiatrists and statisticians working on different national and European research projects.
Jose Luis Ayuso-Mateos (PI), Chairman of the Dept. of Psychiatry Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Head of WHO Collaborating Centre for mental health services research and training.
Maria Cabello-Salmeron Psychologist, Ph.D. Postdoctoral researcher in CIBERSAM.
Kaloyan Kamenov, MARATONE fellow
Francisco Felix Caballero Mathematician and Ph.D. in Statistics. Postdoctoral researcher in CIBERSAM.
Laura Rico Psychologist, MSc in clinical and health psychology.
Research expertise: CIBERSAM members participating in MARATONE are expertise in the nosology, epidemiology and treatment of mental disorders. They have also experience in the study and measurement of subjective well-being in general population samples, and last but not least they are also developing different mental health training programs.
Previous training programs and research: CIBERSAM members of MARATONE have been participating in different EU funded projects from 6th Framework Program. They have published more than 150 scientific works in high impact factor journals in total. CIBERSAM management skills are also demonstrated by the fact that CIBERSAM is currently participating in four different EU projects, and coordinating the Roadmap for mental health research in Europe, ROAMER project. CIBERSAM members of MARATONE have also long experience participating in research training programs. They participated in a previous Marie Curie action, (Multidisciplinary Research Network on Health and Disability in Europe), MURINET project. Apart from participating in MARATONE training program, they are developing a training program for detection and management of mental disorders in non-specialized mental health care settings based on WHO’s MhGAP guide. In addition, CIBERSAM members of MARATONE are participating in the Master’s Degree in introduction to Mental Health research developed by CIBERSAM in collaboration with five Spanish Universities. Finally, some members of the team are also collaborating with the training of health professionals and other mental health stakeholders for scaling-up mental health services in low and middle income countries.
Istituto Nazionale Neurologico Carlo Besta (INNCB), Milan, Italy
INNCB – national and international referral point in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery and neuroscience. The Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit is engaged in the implementation of the ICF at national level, in the development of strategic planning and policy in the field of public health and disability for Italian Ministries of Health and Welfare. It supports the Italian Federation of Neurological Association. Since 2007 it is WHO Collaborating Centre Research Branch. Research units, teaching facilities and clinic for inpatients and ambulatory care patients.
Matilde Leonardi (PI) Neurologist and Paediatrician. Head of Neurology, Public Health and Disability Unit, EBC. Coordinator of Italian and EU funded projects (COURAGE HEALTH-F2-2009- 223071, MURINET MRTN-CT-2006-035794 and MHADIE SP24-CT-2004-513708, PATHWAYS). Co-author of ICF and ICF-CY. Prof. of Neuropsychiatric aspects of disability at the Catholic Univ. of Milan. Member of the Board of Directors of Bioethics Centre of Catholic University. Vice- President of Italian Federation Neurological Associations.
Alberto Raggi Psychologist, Researcher at INNCB’s Neurology Public Health & Disability Unit Research areas: research on Patient reported outcome measures and on functioning assessment in people with neurological disorders, implementation of the WHO ICF in clinical practice;; research methodology.
Michelle Willems, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers burden of neurological disorders, implementation of ICF at national and international level; development of strategic planning and policy in the field of neurology, ageing, public health and disability.
Previous training programs and research: Coordination of international projects in the field of Neurology, Public Health and Disability, particularly on evaluation of burden of brain disorders, ICF and its application in statistics, education, rehabilitation and clinical settings as well as in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies for policy support.
Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii, Warsaw, Poland
The Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology is responsible for the improvement of health care in the field of psychiatry and neurology and to conduct research in these and allied fields, delivering also training and education. It is an inter-disciplinarian biomedical research organisation with clinical departments and outpatient facilities. In 1992 the Institute attained the status of WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health. It has been extended by the WHO during the following years. Employed academics are experience in all stages of scientific research project cycle, in management and administration, as well as in diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation in the field of psychiatry and neurology.
Marta Anczewska PhD, psychiatrist (PI). Research areas: schizophrenia, social and community psychiatry, recovery and empowerment.
Izabela Nowak, MARATONE fellow
Piotr Switaj PhD, psychiatrist. Research areas: schizophrenia, social and community psychiatry, recovery and empowerment.
Justyna Waszkiewicz, psychologist. Research areas: schizophrenia, social and community psychiatry, recovery and empowerment.
Kasia Charzynska, sociologist. Research areas: social psychiatry. Qualification: international projects administration.
Research expertise covers all stages of scientific research project cycle: identification, preparation and analysis, appraisal, implementation, monitoring an assessment; tutoring and training.
Previous training programs and research: In 2005-2013 the Institute successfully run: 11 projects within the 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programmes of the European Union (e.g. OSCAR, ISADORA, EMILIA, PARADISE), 24 projects under other European Union programmes, 10 projects within the framework of other international programmes, 12 international clinical research initiatives, 66 grants obtained from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and National Science Centre.
King’s College London, United Kingdom
King’s College London was founded in 1828-9 by a group of eminent politicians, churchmen and others. King’s was granted a royal charter by King George IV on 14 August 1829. King’s College London is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, learning and understanding in the service of society.
Specialist centre for research into mental health, psychology and neuroscience. The Health Service and Population Research Dept. at the Institute of Psychiatry has been honoured with a Queen’s Anniversary Award for recovering and improving the quality of life of people with mental health problems. It is a WHO and WFMH Collaborating Centre. Priorities in Global Health, as maternal and child health, HIV and other infectious, migration and chronic diseases. An International Mental Health research centre was established to promote research capacity development in low and middle income countries. KCL joined the Wellcome Trust funded Bloomsbury Centre for Tropical Medicine Research. Research facilities for mental health, psychology and neuroscience.
Martin J. Prince (PI) Psych. Prof. of Epidemiological Psychiatry/Co-Director, Centre for Global Mental Health. Research interests: Ageing, dementia, chronic disease, suicide, maternal depression, child development, migration and health.
Matthew Prina Research Fellow. Research areas: frailty, healthy life expectancy and mental health in later life using large and international epidemiological studies.
Anamaria Brailean, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers priorities in global health, ageing, disability and chronic diseases, cross-cultural studies.
Previous training programs and research: Since 2002 Global Mental Health researchers have been awarded 1 MRC, 3 CAFOD and 18 Wellcome Trust studentships.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) is one of the leading research universities in Europe, participating in MARATONE with the Department Public Health and Health Services Research as well as the Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine.
The Research Unit for Biopsychosocial Health located at the Department of Public Health focuses on the study of health and disability using the biopsychosocial framework of functioning and disability of World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) with the major goal of improving health and well-being of clinical populations and the general population. The multidisciplinary Research Unit is part of the ICF Research Branch, a partner of the WHO Collaborating Centre for the Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC) in Germany (at DIMDI).
The Institute and Outpatient Clinic for Occupational, Social and Environmental Medicine is part of the Medical Faculty and part of the University Hospital. The main focus is on clinical occupational and environmental medicine, environmental and human biomonitoring, occupational and environmental health epidemiology, applied medicine and psychology in occupational settings, and net teaching. The institute is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health, member of the European Association of Schools of Occupational Medicine (EASOM) and member clinic of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Health Clinics (AOEC).
Dennis Nowak, (Prof.) (PI) Head of the Department of Occupational, Social & Environmental Medicine has been leading scientific projects in employment in collaboration with public and private sectors. Extensive experience in training students and researchers worldwide.
Carla Sabariego Ph.D (PI), Psychologist and Senior Researcher in the Research Unit of Biopsychosocial Health. Research areas: implementation of the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in clinical practice and in public health; functioning in people with neurological and psychiatric disorders; research and survey methodology, health economics. Extensive experience in supervising master and PhD students, and teaching.
Renaldo Bernard, MARATONE fellow
Ivana Ivandic, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers: Public health, mental health, and occupational health.
Previous training programs and research: Wide experience in national and international mental health research projects (PARADISE).
The London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
The Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) in LSE is one of the internationally leading social care research groups. It has considerable impact on national social care policy in the UK and elsewhere. Leading European group on mental health economics and policy. A branch of the PSSRU was established as part of LSE Health and Social Care (LSEHSC), within the Dept. of Social Policy. PSSRU collaborates with many other research centres and individuals in the UK and elsewhere. Experience in analysing the financing and funding of health and social care services including detailed economics analysis in the mental health field, and currently has a number of projects in this area underway to inform better understanding of some of these issues. PSSRU awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2009 for applying research to the advancement of global health and social care policy, and bridging the gap between research and policy. It offers the full range of social science skills and supporting equipment. University with full range of social science skills and supporting equipment.
Knapp, Martin (PI). Prof. PhD in Social Policy. Prof. of Social Policy & Director of PSSRU & Director of NIHR School for Social Care Research at LSE. Prof. of Health Economics & Director of Centre for the Economics of Mental Health at KCL. Working in the field since 1975. Research interests: mental health, long-term care and social care fields, focusing particularly on policy analysis and economic aspects of practice.
David McDaid Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health Economics at LSE Health and Social Care and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies at the London School of Economics and Political Science; co-ordinator of the Mental Health Economics European Network.
Rajendra Kadel, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers funding of health and social care services including detailed economics analysis in the mental health field.
Previous training programs and research: Involvement in EC-funded projects, as well as in projects working alongside UK experts in the field.
National Suicide Research Foundation, Cork, Republic of Ireland
The National Suicide Research Foundation is an internationally recognised research centre in the field of suicide, self-harm and related mental health problems in Ireland. The NSRF consists of a multi-disciplinary team recognised by the Department of Health in Ireland as an official research unit to contribute to the prevention of suicidal behaviour. The NSRF works in partnership with the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork. It is involved in national and international studies on risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviour and research into examining the effectiveness of self-harm intervention and prevention programmes. The NSRF team is will be well suited to provide the required expertise and supervision for ESRs working in the area of depression and self-harm. The NSRF has been awarded numerous EU funded research grant applications, and has a major track record in international collaborative research into suicide, self-harm and related mental health problems. The NSRF developed and implemented the first nationwide surveillance system for hospital treated self-harm, which has been expanded to Northern Ireland in recent years.
Ella Arensman (PI). Director of Research of the NSRF, Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, President International Association for Suicide Prevention. Research interests: surveillance of self-harm and suicide, epidemiology of suicide and self-harm, clustering and contagion of suicidal behaviour, effectiveness of intervention and prevention programmes for self-harm and related mental health problems.
Marco Bennardi, MARATONE fellow
Eileen Williamson Executive Director of the NSRF: Research interests: surveillance of self-harm and suicide, suicide recording procedures and accuracy of suicide mortality statistics, euthanasia and assisted suicide.
Research expertise covers: Surveillance of suicide and self-harm, risk and protective factors associated with suicidal behaviour; intervention and prevention programmes.
Previous training programs and research: Previous involvement in project under MC actions and EU funded projects, including WHO/Euro Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour, CASE, EURORISK, EUROSAFE, IDB, INTEGRIS, EAAD, OSPI-Europe, JAMIE, SEYLE, PREDI-NU.
El Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu (PSSJD), Barcelona, Spain
PSSJD is a private non-for profit institution which includes a general hospital and large comprehensive mental health and disability services. It carries out pre and post-graduate education and research. It is linked to the University of Barcelona. Study of depression and mental health in Primary care (DASMAP); efficiency of pharmacological treatment in depression, anxiety and mood disorders; evaluation of Primary care and Specialized care; evaluation of gender differences, pharmacological and psychosocial treatments and family burden in schizophrenia. Enrolment of child psychiatrist/psychologist thanks to a dedicated child psychology/psychiatric department which is part of the research group. A general hospital and large comprehensive mental health and disability services, together with a dedicated child psychology/psychiatric department.
Josep Maria Haro (PI). Psychiatrist and epidemiologist. Research Director of the PSSJD. PI for Spain in the WHO World Mental Health surveys initiative. Epidemiological studies in primary care and several health services research projects. He is the coordinator of the EC funded project ROAMER (HEALTH.2011.3.3-4-282586) and the HORIZON2020-funded project ATHLOS (Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies).
Ziggi Santini, MARATONE fellow
Stefanos Tyrovolas, Bsc (Dietetics and Nutrition), MSc (Applied Nutrition), PhD (Public Health Nutrition). Research Areas: dietary habits, cardiovascular diseases, mental health, healthy ageing.
Ai Koyanagi MD (psychiatry, internal medicine), PhD (International Health), MSc (Tropical Medicine). Research areas: developing countries, chronic medical conditions, mental health, HIV, reproductive health.
Research expertise covers: Epidemiology of mental disorders, depression and mental health in primary care; treatment in depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and mood disorders.
Previous training programs and research: Participation in: 2 Marie Curie RG, FP7 COURAGE project, MHEDEA-ESEMED EU-funded project; European Contribution of WMH surveys and EPREMED study.
Siemens is a German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate company headquartered in Munich and Berlin. Globally leading technology company with 340.000 employees in more than 90 countries and business activities in the Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors. Corporate core team and global network of health experts (more than 100 psychologists, physicians, sport scientists, social counsellors at Siemens Germany).
Siemens has responded to the changing challenges of the work environment and expanded its conventional approach to risk minimization and illness prevention. It is becoming more important to recognize and strengthen personal and organizational factors that explicitly promote health and motivation. A modern entrepreneurial view of health thus includes the physical and psychosocial resources of individuals as well as factors arising from the work environment, teamwork and management style.
Ulrich Birner (PI) (PhD) Head of Corporate Psychosocial Health and Well-being, research experience in behavioural medicine, education in behaviour therapy.
Sabine Hanisch, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers development of a corporate wide Psychosocial Risk Management and Well-being framework; involvement of health and Human Resources experts all around the globe; implementation of working environment related health prevention programs including manager, employee and expert education; collaboration with healthcare unit’s research and development resources.
Previous training programs and research: Development of a corporate wide health management system with a comprehensive health management portfolio, processes, roles and metrics.
Swiss Paraplegic Research, Nottwil, Switzerland
The SPF is a research institution with the mission of contributing optimal functioning and social integration, health and quality of life of people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) through clinical and community oriented research. One of its largest research units is the Disability Policy Unit (DPU) in which lawyers and policy experts work in collaboration with the School of Law of University of Lucerne on issues of mental disability law and policy. Research in rehabilitation and disability, epidemiology, instrument measurement, vocational rehabilitation, statistical methods, and SCI medicine and rehabilitation issues. Physical and occupational therapy, research project leadership, quantitative, qualitative and sociological methods, policy and legal analysis are provided, both at SPF and the affiliated Dept. of Health Science & Health Policy.
Jerome E. Bickenbach (PI), Ph.d., LL.B, Group Leader, DPU, Research and Prof at the Dept. of Health Science and Health Policy. Expert in international disability law and policy, focusing primarily on the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Consultant with the WHO.
Marie Fallon-Kund, MARATONE fellow
Mirjam Brach Administrative Manager of Swiss Paraplegic Research
Research expertise covers all areas of human functioning, epidemiology, and disability law and policy research.
Previous training programs and research: SPF has an extensive experience in developing and carrying out national and international research projects in disability related to SCI and brain disorders; experience through the development of Mental Health at WHO and at the national level concerning persons with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments; experience bringing together world experts on SCI for the production of an international report, designed to inform policy, on the state of the art of SCI therapy and community integration; working experience in a variety of areas of ICF development, as well as work in social policy, ethics and international human rights indicator development.
University of Leipzig, Germany
Leipzig University was founded in 1409, making it one of the oldest universities in Germany. On its ambitious path to becoming a top-level European university and internationally recognised seat of research and learning for young scholars, the University draws on an extensive range of subject areas.
The Department of Psychiatry belongs to the public University of Leipzig and has long-time research experiences in various fields related to mental health and is one of the reference centres in the field of depression in Germany. Professor Hegerl is the chair and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Leipzig and has experiences in leading Europe wide projects with up to 17 project partners. PD Dr. Christine Rummel-Kluge is Psychiatrist and associate professor for psychiatry and psychotherapy and General Manager of the German Depression Foundation.
Hegerl, Ulrich (PI), Prof. Head of the Dept of Psychiatry. Project Management of the German Research Network on Depression and Suicidality.
PhD Dr. Christine Rummel-Kluge is a psychiatrist, associate professor for psychiatry and psychotherapy and General Manager of the German Foundation against Depression. Expertise in compliance, psychoeduacation, peer-to-peer strategies and family involvement as well as Cochrane meta-analyses.
Aislinne Freeman, MARATONE fellow
Research expertise covers linking scientists, medical doctors, psychotherapists and health care institutions to tackle the overlapping health problems of depression and suicidality, internet based self-management.
Previous training programs and research: Ongoing FP-7 OSPI project; German Research Network on Depression and Suicidality. Cooperation with the German Federal Labor Market Authority in terms of mental health management in long-term unemployed.
University of Oulu, Finland
The University of Oulu is an international science university which creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education.
The specific activities of the UOulu’s Dep of Psychiatry are: pre- and postgraduate training of medical students and residents, scientific training. UOulu has a special research and development unit in collaboration of the Oulu University Hospital, composed by a statistician, a Prof.-Level and a Postdoc-Level scientific consult, two research assistants and two technicians. UOulu, Dept of Psychiatry has five scientific groups with international level and it produces about 3-5 doctoral theses/year and has external domestic and international funding about 0.5ME/year. It also offers modern information networks and telecommunication instruments. The current research activities of the Psychiatry Department are: schizophrenia research, genetic research, birth cohort research, register research, psychosomatic research, forensic research, research on addictions and crimes. Research and development unit in collaboration of the Oulu University Hospital. Current research projects include also an EU project on treatment resistant schizophrenia (m-Resist).
Jouko Miettunen (PI), Prof., PhD (psychiatry), MPhil (epidemiology), MSc (statistics) with interest in psychiatric epidemiology & psychometrics.
Matti Isohanni, Emeritus Prof., MD, interest in schizophrenia research.
Svetlana Filatova, MARATONE fellow
Erika Jääskeläinen, Adjunct Prof., MD, MPhil (epidemiology), interest in outcome research of schizophrenia. Local PI in the m-Resist project.
Matti Penttilä, MD, interest in psychosis treatment.
Research expertise covers schizophrenia, genetic, birth cohort, registers, psychosomatic, forensic, addictions and crimes. Pre- and postgraduate training of medical students and residents.
Previous training programs and research: Previous and current involvement in MC actions.