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Prof. Jim van Os

Jim van Os psychiatrist Netherlands Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Talk Models to explain the complexity: The psychosocial approach
Date Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Time 16:45 to 17:30
Table Models to explain the complexity

BIOGRAPHY

Jim van Os is Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology and Chairman of the Division Clinical Neuroscience at Utrecht University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands, and Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK. He trained in Psychiatry in Casablanca (Morocco), Bordeaux (France) and finally at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley/Bethlem Royal Hospital in London (UK) and after his clinical training was awarded a three-year UK Medical Research Council Training Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In 1995, he moved to Maastricht University Medical Centre.

He is on the editorial board of European and US psychiatric journals such as Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, European Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine, Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, Psychosis Journal, The Journal of Mental Health and the Journal of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences. He is also an Academic Editor at PLoS ONE.

In 2011, he was elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW); in 2016 he became a Fellow at King's College London; he appears on the 2014/2015 Thomson-Reuter Web of Science list of the world's 'most influential scientific minds' of our time.

Over the period 2009-2015, Jim van Os was coordinator of a €12M EU FP7 IP project on gene-environment interactions in schizophrenia, and is also active in clinical gene-environment interaction research in depression and bipolar disorder.

He was a member of the Psychosis Group of the DSM-5 Task Force, and was co-chair of the APA DSM/ICD conference Deconstructing Psychosis.

He leads the Division Clinical Neuroscience at Utrecht University Medical Centre and initiated a public health service for psychosis in the Netherlands. He is actively involved in mental health reform in the Netherlands as well as in Science in Transition, a movement that makes an effort towards making scientific research more relevant and impactful.

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