PROF. DR. RER. MEDIC. ANDRÉ NIENABER,
Head of Scientific Committee
Professor of Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing. Doctoral program "Participation as a goal of care and therapy" of the International Graduate Academy (InGrA) at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Master of Science (M.Sc.) Health and Nursing Sciences, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Management in Social and Health Care University of Applied Science of the Diakonie.
PROF. DR. SABINE HAHN
Head of Nursing, Responsible Division of Soins infirmiers. Head of Nursing Division Head of Applied Research & Development Care / Directrice Soin, recherche appliquée et développement. Division Head of Applied Research & Development in Nursing. Chair Commission Research Health Présidente de la Commission de recherche Santé and Chair of the Research Commission of Health
PROF. DR. MICHAEL SCHULZ
Nurse, Researcher, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Workig at: Psychiatric Hospital Gütersloh and a as Professor on the Diaconic University of applied sciences in Bielefeld.
Additonally I am linked to the Medical Faculty of the Martin-Luther-University Halle / Saale. Editor of the Journal: “Psychiatrische Pflege”
2018: Award from Horatio
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing a Fellowship of Horation European Psychaitric Nurses
DR. SUSANNE SCHOPPMANN
Dr Schoppmann completed her nursing training 1982, followed by degrees in psychiatric nursing, nursing management and studies of nursing sciences.
She works with people who have mental health problems in all kind of settings and functions, and researched these topics
while she worked in research at the university.
She currently works in practice development at the psychiatric university hospital in Basel, Switzerland mainly focusing in forensic mental health and adolescents in forensics.
PROF. DR. MICHAEL LÖHR
Co-head of the multidisciplinary department for research and clinic development of the psychiatric hospital Gütersloh, member of the extended presidium of the German association for psychiatric nursing.
DR. PHIL. FRANZISKA RABENSCHLAG
Dr Rabenschlang is the President (since 2011) of the Psychiatry-commission Swiss Association of Nurses SBK-ASI. She completed her PhD in Public Health at the UMIT-University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology in Hall, Tyrol, Austria. She used to work as a Project Leader at the Universities of Applied Sciences, Bern and Fribourg, Switzerland, Health and Nursing Sciences, Departments Formation, Education & Research.
Psychiatric Nurse: Psych. Clinics, Windisch, and Psych. University Clinics, Basel and as Nurse Scientist, Psychiatric University Clinics, Zurich. She has published many articles on nursing and psychiatric care and currently works as a nurse scientist at the Psychiatric University Clinics in Basel, Switzerland.
DR ALEXEI SAMMUT
Dr. Alexei Sammut is an academic member of the Department of Mental Health, University of Malta. He is the coordinator of the BSc. Mental Health Nursing Part Time course and is also actively involved in research and several project including the national mental health awareness campaign #STOPSTIGMA.
He is the Vice-President of the Maltese Association of Psychiatric Nurses (MAPN).
DR GÍSLI KORT KRISTÓFERSSON
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Akureyri.
Head of Faculty of Nursing, University of Akureyri.
Adjunctive faculty positions: University of Minnesota, Center for spirituality and healing, and School of nursing.
University of Iceland, Faculty of nursing
PROF. DR. RER. CUR. BRIGITTE ANDERL-DOLIWA
Prof. Dr. Brigitte Anderl-Doliwa is a member of the board of the nursing chamber Rhineland Palatinate. Since October 2013 she works as an endowed professor at the Katholische Hochschule Mainz for extended nursing competence in long-term care needs (focus on psychiatry)
DR TOMÁŠ PETR
Dr Tomas Petr has completed his Ph.D. from Charles University of Prague. Throughout his career he worked over 8 years in Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital. Currently he works as ahead nurse of psychiatric department of Military University Hospital in Prague and chief of Community mental health centre. Tomas worked in a private psychiatric hospital St. Lukes Hospital Group in the UK for two years and attended training in Sweden, Italy, Netherlands, UK and Norway. Tomas is a chairman of the Psychiatric Section of Czech National Nurses Association and also a board member of Horatio – European Psychiatric Nurses Association. He has published several works on mental health nursing.
Christian Burr is a mental health nurse, nursing scientist from Bern, Switzerland and doctorate student at the nursing faculty at the Catholic University of Vallendar, Germany. After his nursing diploma degree, his career in the mental health field started in Bern in the first project in Europe of heroin-assisted treatment. Later, as a ward manager in the psychiatric university hospital of Berne, he initiated a recovery project on an acute ward including the employment of a peer support worker, Andréa Winter. Together with her, they obtained a nursing award for the development of a moving on group manual. As a head nurse of the psychosis department and presently as a clinical nurse specialist and research fellow at the center of clinical nursing sciences at the same institution, he initiated, implemented and evaluated several recovery and peer-involvement projects. He is the one of the leading initiators of the International Psychiatric Congress for mental health and Recovery in Bern and a member organization and scientific board member of the three country conference of mental health nursing (Germany, Switzerland and Austria). Furthermore, he is an editor and author scientific literature. Among his research topics are recovery, peer-involvement, hearing voices plus aggression and coercion in acute psychiatry.
Stephanie Ventling was involved as a peer in the first RCT efficacy study worldwide of the American anti-stigma intervention „Coming Out Proud“ (Ruesch et al, 2014) and has since been the first European peer facilitator to run "In Würde zu sich stehen" (lit. translation = "Standing in Dignity”) for service users in Switzerland. She has held speeches and workshops at recovery conferences in Germany, Switzerland, Malta and Norway. A former communications professional, her creative passion is drawing maps for personal development and writing. She has an MSc. in Mental Health Recovery & Social Inclusion
DR DIRK RICHTER
Doctor of Philosophy, Habilitation in Sociology
Head of Research and Development at the Universität Bern · University Hospital of Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Switzerland.
Senior Lecturer at the Bern University of Applied Sciences · Department Business, Health, Social Work in Bern, Switzerland.