Naomi A Fineberg
Action Chair

Professor Naomi Anne Fineberg is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and Visiting Professor at the University of Hertfordshire, where she leads the HPFT centre within the NHS England, Highly Specialised Service for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders (OCRD)…

Joseph Zohar

Dr. Zohar is a professor of Psychiatry at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv Universality.  Dr. Zohar is the immediate past-President of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Currently the Chair of the Expert Platform…

Natalie Hall
Grant Holder Manager/Administrator

I have been working as a research assistant and administrator, for the Centre of Health Services and Clinical Research, since completing my Masters in Research Method in Psychology…

Julius Burkauskas
Science Communication

 Julius Burkauskas is a research assistant and clinical psychologist at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Medical Academy Neuroscience Institute (LUHS MA NI). Trained in basic psychology at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania, he received his M.Sc in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. 

His research mainly focuses on psychosomatic medicine examining the effects of mental distress, fatigue, endocrine and inflammatory factors on cognitive functioning. 

Julius serves as associate member of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) and is a member of several Lithuanian Psychologist and Biological Psychiatry societies. He is a member of the editorial board of journal Biological Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology.

Biljana Gjoneska

ITC Coordinator

Biljana Gjoneska works as a Research Associate at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MASA), where she binds the explorative and applicative research in the domains of Social and Cognitive Neuroscience. She holds a medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine  (“Ss. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje), and a doctoral degree in psychology and social neuroscience from the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology (“Sapienza” University of Rome).

Giovanni Martinotti
STSM Coordinator

In the last 10 years I have published 227 papers on peer-review journals with impact factor, 154 papers on peer-review journals without impact factor, 12 books as editor, and 1 monograph. My H-Index (Scopus) is currently 41, and my total Impact Factor is 416.6. At the moment I am the National Coordinator of the Young Section of the Italian Society of Psychiatry.

Christine Lochner
Chair of the External Advisory Board

Dr Christine Lochner is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, and Co-Director of the SA MRC Unit on Risk and Resilience in Mental Disorders.  This unit is known as a centre of international excellence in psychiatric genetics, psychiatric brain imaging, basic neuroscience, and mental health promotion. Dr Lochner is a clinical psychologist by training, with research interests that mainly include the phenomenology, psychobiology and neuroimaging of disorders on the compulsivity/impulsivity spectrum, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, hair-pulling disorder (trichotillomania), and problematic Internet use (PIU), as well as anxiety disorders.

Magda Marczak
Website Editor

 I joined the Clinical Doctorate team at Coventry and Warwick Universities Clinical Psychology Doctoral Programme in October 2014. My doctoral thesis investigated the psychological impact of cyberbullying on the health and well-being of young people through the perceptions of four stakeholders groups. I continue to research in the area of cyberpsychology. My research interests include cyberbullying and other forms of bullying, stress and coping, as well as the mental health needs of young people and adults. I am interested in the growing influence of technology and the blurring of boundaries between work and non-working life. My other research interests are in health psychology especially looking at experiences of people suffering from various skin disorders/ illnesses, recovery, adjustment and “survivorship” following a diagnosis of cancer and stroke.


Sam Chamberlain
Work Group 1 Lead

Ornella Corazza
Work Group 2 Lead

Zsolt Demetrovics
Work Group 3 Lead

Edna Grünblatt
Work Group 4 Lead

Dr. Célia Sales
Work Group 5 Lead