Christina van der Feltz-Cornelis, MD PhD, psychiatrist and epidemiologist, is
Professor of Social Psychiatry in the Department of Developmental and Clinical
Psychology at Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She heads the Research
Program Diagnosis and Treatment and the Depression Initiative at the Trimbos
Institute, is the Dutch national representative in EAAD, and participates in
OSPI, an EU-funded initiative for suicide prevention.
Marco Sarchiapone, MD PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the
University of Molise, Italy, as well as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is
Secretary General of the Section on Suicidology of the World Psychiatric
Association and co-chair of the Section on Suicidology and Suicide Prevention of
the Association of European Psychiatrists.
Vita Postuvan, MSc, is a psychologist preparing her PhD thesis on the topic of
suicide survivors. She has been involved in suicide research and mental health
promotion, treatment, and intervention for several years. She has worked
internationally in the field of suicide prevention.
Daniëlle Volker, MSc, is Junior Researcher in the Research Program
Diagnosis and Treatment at the Trimbos Institute, The Netherlands. She works as
a research associate in EAAD and OSPI. She obtained her masters degree in
clinical psychology at Leiden University in 2007.
Saska Roskar, PhD in psychology, is employed at the Institute of Public Health
of Slovenia. She is engaged in a number of mental health projects, with a
special interest in depression and suicide. She is national representative for
Slovenia in the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).
Alenka Tančič, BA in psychology, works at the Institute of
Public Health of Slovenia. She is engaged in several projects in the field of
mental health, with a special interest in depression and suicide. She is also
employed part-time as a research assistant at the University of Primorska.
Vladimir Carli, MD PhD, is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has always
worked in the field of suicidology. He is on the board of the Sections on
Suicidology of the World Psychiatric Association and the European Psychiatric
Association. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Public
Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, Sweden.
David McDaid, MSc, is Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy and Health
Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has
published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, particularly in mental health,
public health, and health policy. In addition to his health economics
specialization, he is a qualified information scientist.
Rory O’Connor, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of
Stirling in Scotland, where he leads the Suicidal Behavior Research Group.
Margaret Maxwell, PhD, is Professor and Deputy Director of the Nursing Midwifery
and Allied Health Professions Research Unit at the University of Stirling in
Angela Ibelshäuser, MSc in education, is public relations coordinator
at the Society for Mental Health – pro mente tirol in Austria and
coordinator in the current project Austrian and Tyrolean Alliance Against
Depression. She has experience in educational settings and in several European
projects (e.g., BASES, EAAD, OSPI).
Chantal Van Audenhove, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and professor in the
Department of Medicine at the University of Leuven in Belgium and Director of
the LUCAS Centre for Care Research and Consultancy. Her chief research topics
are in mental healthcare and care for persons with dementia.
Gert Scheerder, PhD in medical sciences, is Senior Researcher in mental health
at the LUCAS Centre for Care Research and Consultancy at the University of
Leuven in Belgium. He has been involved in several research projects on
depression and suicide, including the EAAD and OSPI projects.
Merike Sisask, PhD, is Executive Director and Senior Researcher at the
Estonian-Swedish Mental Health and Suicidology Institute (ERSI). She holds a
bachelors degree in law (1991), a psychological counselor’s
qualification (2003), a masters degree in public health (2005), and PhD degree
in sociology (2011).
Ricardo Gusmão, MD PhD, is a psychiatrist, professor of psychiatry, and
Coordinator of Research on Affective Disorders and Suicide Prevention at the
Chronic Diseases Research Centre (CEDOC), Medical Sciences Faculty, New
University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Ulrich Hegerl, MD PhD, was Professor of Psychiatry at Ludwig Maximilian
University, Munich. Since 2006 he has been Chair and Medical Director of the
Department of Psychiatry, University of Leipzig. He has headed the German
Research Network on Depression and Suicidality and the European Alliance Against
Depression and is the principal investigator in OSPI, an EU-funded program for