Board Members' Bio-Sketch


Margarida Gasparde Matos

Country: Portugal

Home instituion: FMH/ University of Lisbon

Position: Full Professor; Coordinator of the Centre for Health Education and Promotion


Personal interest: Her areas of scientific interest are children and adolescents health promotion: individual and contextual resources. This include several health related outcomes such as leisure, substance use, sexual behavior, violence, nutrition, physical activity, mental health and well being, quality of life perception, but also individual resources such as social competences, resilience, self –regulation, entrepeneurship, social engagement, and also contextual factors such as family, school, neighborhood social nets and social cohesion. All this with a focus on young people health. Much of her work is devoted to research and attempts to influence public policies in the referred areas.


Tony Wainwright

Country: United Kingdom

Home instituion: University of Exeter; British Psychological Society


Personal interest: My work with the BPS has in recent years been focussed on psychological approaches to ethics and ethical competence  . I am immediate past chair of the BPS Ethics committee and remain a member. 

I teach on the application of psychoolgy to  ethics, leadership and policy at the University of Exeter department of psychoology

For me the issue of the connection between global health and wellbeing on the one hand and human activity leading to climate change and environmental degradation is a key ethical concern. It is with this overview that I represent the British Psychological Society  (BPS) on the Board of Prevention and Intervention. The role of psychology in this field has enormous potential for good in this field. In addtion I represnt the BPS on the EFPA Board of Human Rights and Psychology and am a corresponding member of the EFPA Board of Ethics.

Jennifer Klop-Richards

Country: The Netherlands

Home institution:

Department of Psychiatry,
Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion regulation (ICPE)
University of Groningen,
University Medical Center Groningen

Position: Postdoctoral researcher


Damir Lucanin

Country: Croatia       

Angelos Kassianos, Ph.D.


Country: Cyprus     

Home institution: University College London (UCL), Department of Applied Health Research, London

Position: Research Associate


Professional interest: Cancer prevention and control, early diagnosis, mobile health (mHealth), electronic health (eHealth), health behaviour change, palliative care, population health promotion programmes, global health and quality of life

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Panayiota Dimitropoulou

Country: Greece

Home institution: Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus

Position: Assistant professor 


Professional interest: mental health promotion, evidence-based intervention programs in the school community, learning, students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, motivation and emotions in school class, cyberbullying, provision of e-mental health services.

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Roman Gabrhelík

Country: Czech Republic     

Home institution: Department of Addictology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague

Position: Head of the Prevention Centre, Interim head of the Treatment Centre, Researcher/lecturer/instructor, General Teaching Hospital in Prague

Position: Principal Investigator


Professional interest: Prevention of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use; Clinical research in substance abuse; pharmacotherapy; high technology in research (EMA) and treatment (EMI); injection drug use and injection drug users; qualitative methods; psychosocial treatment interventions (including self-help issues).

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Guna Svence

Country: Latvia


Position: PROFESSOR, RESEARCHER IN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, professions (diplomas)- teacher, trainer for socialpsychological groups, psychologist – acmeologist (work with adults)


Professional interest: music, biodanza, travel, philosophy and religion, positive psychology and positive interevntions

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Britt Randi Hjartnes Schjodt

Country: Norway

Home institution: Department of health and care - City of Bergen, NORWAY - Special adviser; Norwegian Psychological Association - Member of the executive committee

Position: Clinical Psychologist – specialist in community psychology, Special adviser


Professional interest: Building professional competence for psychologist, so we can take part in the development of safe and including communities and building welfare models, cross professional cooperation in promotion, prevention and easy access primary health care and social support when needed.  Especially interested in how psychologists can take part in service development and policy making, both at government and primary level.    

Barbara Craciun Ph.D

Country: Romania

Home instituion: Titu Maiorescu University, Faculty of Psychology

Position: Psychotherapist Editor:


Francisco Labrador Encinas

Country: Spain 

Lieven Brebels

Country: Belgium

Home Institution: Research Department of Work and Organisation Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven (Belgium)

Position: Associate Professor of Leadership and Behavioural Decision-Making


Professional Interest: The use and abuse of nudges; The promotion of justice enactment and ethical leadership; The interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Human judgment and decision-making; Social self-concept and self-awareness
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Irena Stojadinović

Country: Serbia         

Home institution: Psychosocial Innovation Network; Serbian Psychological Society

Position: Clinical Psychologist


Professional interests: psychosocial interventions, mental health prevention, work with trauma, body psychotherapy

Tiana Ivanovska

Country: Republic of Macedonia

Home institution: EFPSA - European Federation of Psychology Students' Associations

University "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" of Skopje , Macedonia

Position: BA in General Psychology; Events Coordinator , Events Office; Social Media Responsible , Marketing Office 


Professional interests: Gestalt Psychotherapy , Marketing , Clinical psychology , Organisational psychology , NGO 

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Victor J. Rubio

Representing the EAPA European Association of Psychological Assessment


Position: Associate Professor, Licensed Clin Psych


Professional interest: Psychological Assessment, Health Psychology, Personality Psychology, Sport Psychology

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Ann Charlotte Smedler

Liaison to the EFPA  Board Scientific Affairs

Rytis Pakrosnis

Country: Lithuania

Home institution: General Psychology Department, Vytautas Magnus University

Position: Assistant professor


Professional interest: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy research; Psychotherapy outcome and process research; Positive psychology

Aina Fraas Johansen

Country: Norway


Sigrun Danielsdottir

Country: Iceland

Position: Licensed Psychologist, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Rifkat J. Muhamedrahimov

Country: Russian Federation

Home institutions: Saint-Petersburg State University Department of Psychology

Position: Head of Child and Parent Mental Health and Early Intervention Division; Vice-Dean for Research


Professional interest: Mental health in infancy and early childhood, caregiver-child interaction and attachment, early intervention for children in families and institutions

Vita Postuvan

Country: Slovenia   

Home institution: Slovene Centre for Suicide Research, Andrej Marušič Institute  & FAMNIT, Department of Psycholog, University of Primorska, Slovene Centre for Suicide Research

Position: Deputy Head & Lecturer


Professional interest: research and prevention of suicidal behaviour and promotion of mental health through implementation of large-scale public-health projects as well as through clinical and therapeutic work with individuals and small groups (CBT, mindfulness)






  • Tor Levin Hofgaard

Country: Norway