Sigurd Arne Melbye - ESR 2, Region Hovedstaden
Born and raised in the arctic city of Tromsø Norway, I have experienced the challenges of long distances, scattered population and unreliable transportation opportunities. During my medical studies and later clinical practice, an interest for technical solutions, to meet these challenges, emerged.
After my clinical rotation, mental health stood out as my preferred medical field, and I decided I wanted to specialize in psychiatry. When the opportunity came, to combine these two fields, and be a part of an innovative interdisciplinary team, brought together to make a brighter future for young people with mental health problems, I didn’t have to think twice about it. Now I am really happy to be part of TEAM-ITN, and I am optimistic that the synergy of the group will have an important and positive effect on all of the PhD-projects and on future care for young people with mental health problems.
My project is about identifying a smartphone “Footprint” to help in diagnosing young people with depression or biopolar disorder. It’s a clinical study, and I will meet young patients, relatives and control persons from the Copenhagen region.