Associate Professor Diann Eley is the Director of MD Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She also chairs the School of Medicine's low risk ethics committee and is post graduate coordinator for the MD-PhD program. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.
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.
Associate Professor of Faculty of Medicine/University of Porto (UNIFAI/CINTESIS Researcher). Teaching PhD Mental Health, Gerontology/Geriatrics. Psychiatrist in CHSJ and Family Therapist (Portugal). Past President Portuguese Association Gerontopsychiatry(2009-12), Board of Directors of: International Psychogeriatric Association(2011-14), Dementia Cerebral Aging Group Study(2008-10), Portuguese Society Family Therapy(1997-2000;2000-03), International Family Therapy Association(2009-12;2012-15).
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
Chief of the Human Motor Control Section, NINDS, NIH. Former president of the Movement Disorder Society and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Past Editor in Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology and currently on many editorial boards. Widely published, with many honors.
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.