Alberto González Olmos

Role: MSCA Researcher at the University of Glasgow

Project:  Automatic Assessment of Child-Parent Attachment

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Brewster

Short Bio:  Alberto is undertaking a PhD in Human Computer Interaction.  He has a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering with the University of Barcelona, Spain.  His undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering was taken at the Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Murcia, Spain.   Read more here.

Secondment: Telefonica Innovacion Alpha                                     LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/albertoglezol 

Twitter: @Alberto_UoG                                                                       E-mail: Alberto.GonzalezOlmos@glasgow.ac.uk

Sigurd Arne Melbye

Role: MSCA Researcher at the Psykiatrisk Center København and University of Copenhagen

Project: Electronic behavioural smartphone-based biomarker for depression and bipolar disorder and integration with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Supervisor: Prof Lars Vedel Kessing

Short Bio: Sigurd received an MD and MSc in Medicine from the University of Tromsø, Norway and is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychiatry with the University of Copenhagen.  Read more here.

Secondment: Technical University of Denmark                          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sigurd-melbye-aaa7ba92

Twitter@sigurdmelbye                                                                  E-mail: sigurd.arne.melbye@regionh.dk

Mohammed Khwaja

Role: MSCA Researcher at Telefonica Innovacion Alpha

Project: Automatic personalisation of mobile intelligent user interfaces to improve the effects of persuasive technologies for mental wellbeing

Supervisor: Dr Aleksandar Matic

Short Bio: Mohammed obtained a M.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
(Communications and Signal Processing) at Imperial College London and completed a Bachelor of Technology degree with VIT University, India​. Read more here.

Secondment: Imperial College London                                      LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mohammed-khwaja 

Twitter: @MoKhwaja                                                                       E-mail: mohammed.khwaja@telefonica.com


Claudette Pretorius

Role: MSCA Researcher at University College Dublin

Project: Intelligent techniques to support online mental health communities and resource recommendations for 4 levels of stepped care

Supervisor: Dr David Coyle

Short Bio: Claudette is undertaking a PhD with University College Dublin. She received an MA in Counselling Psychology form Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  Claudette also earned a BA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of South Africa.  Read more here.

Secondment: ReachOut Ireland                                          LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/claudette-pretorius-b151861a 

Twitter: @DettePretorius                                                       E-mail: claudette.pretorius@ucd.ie

Franziska Tachtler

Role: MSCA Researcher at the Technical University Vienna

Project: Designing for resilience with unaccompanied migrant youth

Supervisor: Prof Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Short Bio:  Franziska is undertaking a PhD at the Technical University of Vienna.  She received a MSc in Interaction Design at Malmö University, Sweden.  Franziska also holds a BA in Fine Arts  and Multimedia at LMU Munich, Germany.  Read more here.

Secondment: Anna Freud Centre                                           LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/franziska-tachtler 

Twitter: @tachtler                                                                      E-mail: franziska.tachtler@tuwien.ac.at

Aris Malapaschas

Role: MSCA Research at the University of Glasgow

Project: Prevention and emotional support in complex co-morbid cases involving acquired brain injury

Supervisor: Prof Stephen Brewster

Short Bio: Aris is undertaking a PhD in HCI.  He holds a MSc in Information Technology from the Tampereen Teknillinen Korkeakoulu, Greece.   Aris also holds a BSc in Informatics and Telecommunication from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.  Read more here.

Secondment: Anna Freud Centre                                                     LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/aris-malapaschas 

Twitter: @aris_uog                                                                              E-mail: Aris.Malapaschas@glasgow.ac.uk

Bettina Moltrecht

Role: MSCA Resercher at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London

Project: A community-led and co-produced intervention to support and promote resilience in schools and services

Supervisor: Dr Julian Edbrooke-Childs

Short Bio:  Bettina holds a MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology awarded by Maastricht University.  She also holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.  Bettina is undertaking research for a PhD in Psychology.  Read more here.

Secondment: Create Health                                                   LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bettina-moltrecht-08b74199 

Twitter: @BMoltrecht_AFC                                                      E-mail: bettina.moltrecht.16@ucl.ac.uk

Toni Michel

Role: MSCA Research at the Technical University Vienna

Project: Developing an inclusive technological toolkit to support prevention approaches  

Supervisor: Prof Geraldine Fitzpatrick

Short Bio: Toni obtained a Master of Engineering for Audiovisual Media and a BA in Information Design from Stuttgart Media University. He is currently undertaking a PhD with the Technical University of Vienna. Read more here.

Secondments: Anna Freud Centre and University of Glasgow

Twitter: @T__Michel                                                                            E-mail: toni.michel@tuwien.ac.at

Darragh McCashin 

Role: MSCA Researcher at University College Dublin

Project: Integrated computer games and mobile apps to support structured delivery of mindfulness-based CBT in Schools.

Supervisor: Prof Gary O'Reilly

Short Bio: Darragh was awarded a MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of York, U.K. and obtained a Higher Diploma in Psychology and B.A. Hon. Sociology & Social Policy from University of Dublin (Trinity College), Ireland.  Read more here.

Secondment: Health Services Executive                  LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/darragh-mccashin-mbpss-59771a28 

Twitter: @DarraghMcCashin                                     E-mail: darragh.mccashin@ucd.ie

Anja Čuš

Role: MSCA Researcher at Medical University Vienna

Project: Accessible technology-enabled interventions to reduce auto-aggressive behaviours in youth

Supervisor: Prof Türkan Akkaya-Kalayci

Short Bio: Anja was awarded a MSc. in Psychology from the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands. She also has a BA in Psychology from the University of Maribor, Slovenia. Anja is currently researching for a PhD in Psychology. Read more here.

Secondment: Anna Freud Centre                                                   LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/anja-cus-400276a5 

Twitter: @AnjaCus                                                                            E-mail: anja.cus@meduniwien.ac.at

Hidde van der Meulen

Role: MSCA Researcher at University College Dublin 

Project: Adaptable games and gamification toolkit to support YMH interventions

Supervisor: Dr David Coyle

Short Bio: Hidde is undertaking a PhD in Computer Science.  He has a MSc in Artifical Intelligence from Utrecht University and a B.Eng. Media Technology from the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht.  Read more here.

Secondment:  Anna Freud Centre and Opposable Group                               E-mail: hidde.vandermeulen@ucd.ie

Twitter: @TweetingHidde                                           LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hidde-van-der-meulen-4964384a

Pegah Hafiz

Role: MSCA Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark

Project: Computer and Smartphone-based Assessment of Cognitive Functioning in Affective Disorders in Young People

Supervisor: Prof Jakob E. Bardram

Short Bio: Pegah is undertaking a PhD in Computer Science.  She has a Masters degree in Medical Informatics specialising in Clinical Decision Support Systems.  Pegah also has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering.  Both degrees were awarded by Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran. Read more here.

Secondments: University College Dublin and CACHET                                LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/pegahhafiz 

Twitter: @PegahHafiz                                                                                          E-mail: pegh@dtu.dk

Shaun Liverpool

Role: MSCA Researcher at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London

Project: Power up for Parents: parental involvement and shared decision making through Technology

Supervisor: Dr Julian Edbrooke-Childs

Short Bio: Shaun is undertaking PhD research in Psychology.  He has a MSc Health Psychology awarded by University College London.  His undergraduate degree is in Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbodos.  Read more here.

Secondment: Create Health                                                            LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/shaun-liverpool 

Twitter: @L_C_H_A_W                                                                     E-mail: Shaun.Liverpool@annafreud.org

Giovanna Nunes Vilaza

Role: MSCA Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark

Project: Open-access data platform for behavioural monitoring and visual analytics for mental health

Supervisor:  Prof Jakbo E. Bardram

Short Bio: Giovanna is doing her PhD at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology. She has a double MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from the University College London and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). She did her undergraduate in Computer Science in the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and exchange at Radboud University, Netherlands. Read more here.

Secondments: University College Dublin and  Telefonica Alpha               LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/giovannavilaza 

Twitter: @giovilaza                                                                                          E-mail: gnvi@dtu.dk   

Gianluigi Maria Riva

Role: MSCA Researcher at University College Dublin

Project: Ethics, privacy and service users rights in technology-enabled mental health services

Supervisor: Dr Marguerite Barry

Short Bio:  Gianluigi is undertaking PhD research at University College Dublin.  He holds a Master Degree in Law and Economics, at University of Pavia, Italy.  He is also a certified Data Protection Officer.  Read more here.

Secondment: Telefonica Innovacion Alpha                            LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/gianluigi-m-riva-82a34786 

Twitter: @Gianluigi_Riva                                                            E-mail: gianluigi.riva@ucd.ie    

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