Advisory Board and Editors Psychiatry & Psychology

Beth Fairfield

Since completing my Ph.D. in Italy in Psychology my research interests have centered on Memory and Aging, emotion and cognition, binding and Source monitoring. I am currently a researcher at the University of Chieti, Italy where I teach Cognitive Psychology and Psychology of memory and aging.

Lia Fernandes

Associate Professor - University of Porto (UP)
UP Researcher, in charge of the Mental Health unit for the Gerontology and Geriatrics PhD Program - Centro Hospitalar São João / Faculty of Medicine, UP
Teaching also General Practice, Nursing, Psychology and Social Education in several Universities
Medical Doctor, Senior Graduate Assistant of Psychiatry in CHSJ and Family Therapist

Portuguese Association of Gerontopsychiatry/APG (President 2010-13); International Psychogeriatric Association/IPA (Board of Directors 2011-14 and Expert Advisory Council since 2014); Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study/GEECD (Board of Directors 2008-10); Portuguese Society for Geriatrics and Gerontology/SPGG (Scientific Board since 2012); Portuguese Society of Family Therapy/SPTF (National Board 1997-00 and 2000-03); International Family Therapy Association/IFTA (Board of Directors 2009-12 and 2012-15).

Stefano Ferraina

Professor of Human Physiology, I'm a systems neuroscientist and neurologist by training. My current researches include the study of the cognitive aspects of motor control and the neural correlates of hierarchical learning in human and non-human primates. I'm also interested to multidimensional signal analysis and to the progress of neurotechnologies for developing innovative brain-computer interfaces.

Bernadette M Fitzgibbon

National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellow. Current research utilises modern neuroscientific techniques including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalography, to explore the neurobiology of pain perception and to develop novel treatment approaches for chronic pain syndromes.

Claire M. Fletcher-Flinn

Claire Fletcher-Flinn has more than 24 years of experience as a university researcher and teacher, and is a registered Educational Psychologist. Her research interests include the processes of learning to read, early literacy, and dyslexia. She was awarded a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, and was the recipient of a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Invitation Fellowship.

Karl J. Friston

Karl Friston is Professor of Imaging Neuroscience/Wellcome Principal Research Fellow, Faculty of Brain Science, University College London. In 2000 he was President of the international Organization of Human Brain Mapping. In 2003 he was awarded the Minerva Golden Brain Award and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006. In 2008 he received a Medal, Collège de France and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of York in 2011. He became of Fellow of the Society of Biology in 2012.

Dorota Frydecka

Dorota Frydecka M.A., M.Sc. Eng., M.D. Ph.D. specialist in psychiatry/
I am currently working as a psychiatrist, lecturer and researcher at the University Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland. Additionally, I work at the Department of Psychology as well as at the Institute of Health Psychology. My main interest is genetics, epigenetics psychoneuroimmunology and computational modeling of cognitive functions using artificial neural networks.

Charles GIllespie

I am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (M.D., Ph.D.) and the Associate Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Emory University. My clinical work focuses on the treatment of mood, anxiety, and stress/trauma-related disorders in adolescents and young adults. My primary research interest is the study of the psychobiology of trauma and stress across the lifespan. In addition to the complications of trauma-related psychopathology (post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, personality disorders, and substance abuse), individuals exposed to trauma also often bear a heavy burden of stress-related medical illness including obesity, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. Impoverished minority populations in particular are at high risk for trauma exposure and have limited access to behavioral and medical healthcare. My current research focuses on the genetic mechanisms, environmental exposures, and stress pathobiology that contribute to risk for these disorders with particular emphasis on diabetes mellitus.

Peter Graf

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Memory & Cognition Laboratory at the University of British Columbia. Has served in various editorial capacities, and is involved in organized psychology, currently serving as the secretary/treasurer of the Canadian Society for Brain Behaviour and Cognitive Science, and in 2010-2011 as President of the Canadian Psychological Association.

Mark Hallett

Dr. Hallett obtained his A.B. and M.D. at Harvard University, had his internship in Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and his Neurology training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He had fellowships in neurophysiology at the NIH and in the Department of Neurology, Institute of Psychiatry in London, where he worked with C. David Marsden. Before coming to NIH in 1984, Dr. Hallett was the Chief of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and worked his way up to Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is currently Chief of the Medical Neurology Branch and Chief of its Human Motor Control Section. He is now President of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. He has been President of the Movement Disorder Society and Vice-President of the American Academy of Neurology. Among many awards, in 2012 he became an Honorary Member of the American Neurological Association , and in 2014 won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His research activities focus on the physiology of human voluntary movement and its pathophysiology in disordered voluntary movement and involuntary movement.

Johannes Hebebrand

Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Duisburg-Essen. Medical Director of LVR-Klinikum Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen. Former President of the German Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy.

Lydia M Hopper

My passion is primate social cognition, and my research focus is social learning and behavioral economics.

To promote a comparative perspective, I design methods that can be applied to multiple species - both human, and nonhuman, primates - and throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with a number of species.

Through my current role Lincoln Park Zoo, I design and coordinate the behavioral and cognitive research conducted with our chimpanzees and gorillas.