Toshihiro Ansai graduated from Kyushu Dental University, Japan, in 1988, and completed a post-graduate course to earn a PhD (Public Health and Oral Health) in 1992 from the same university. From 1995-1996, he worked as a visiting professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of South Alabama, USA. Thereafter, he became a professor in the Div. of Community Oral Health Development, Kyushu Dental University, in 2011. Dr. Ansai has published more than 130 international papers to date, including epidemiological and clinical studies. Since 2017, he has been serving as chief editor of the Journal of Dental Heath (in Japanese).
Toshihiro Ansai(Research Area)
His research interests is on epidemiology, public health and oral health. His research is focused on health psychology, clinical epidemiology regarding association between oral and systemic health.
Dr. Maishaâ€™s research interests include sociocultural norms (social taboos); trauma: sexual violence and culture-driven interpersonal violence; self-image and image of other; and contextualization of psychotherapy in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a result of his ongoing research program, Dr. Maisha has proposed a contextualized therapeutic model for individuals and communities who suffered individual or â€œcommunity rapeâ€. The context-based model focuses on belief systems, particularly sexual taboos, relational attachment and social interactions for survivors and their families/communities.
Dr. Timothy Van Deusen has treated children, adolescents, and young adults with psychiatric illness for over 20 years in private practice and in community mental health clinics in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, and West Haven, Connecticut. He is currently the Medical Director of the West Haven Mental Health Clinic, Attending Psychiatrist of the Young Adult Service, Residency Site Training Director at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Van Deusen received his MD from the American University of the Caribbean and completed his psychiatry residency training at the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, followed by a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA. He has focused his academic pursuits in TAY by teaching Yale residents and medical students, written chapters and papers on TAY, and has given presentations on TAY to psychiatric societies throughout the USA.
Timothy Van Deusen(Research Area)
His research is focused on Psychiatry, Young adult service, Residency Site Training.
Phillip T. Slee : Professor in Human Development in the College of Education, Psychology & Social Work at Flinders University South Australia. I am a trained teacher and registered psychologist. I have published over 100 papers and 15 books in the fields of child development, bullying, school violence and mental health. Statistical analysis skills including multi-level modelling and qualitative data analysis. I have a particular interest in the practical and policy implications of my research. I have presented my work nationally and internationally in workshops and lectures. My research teams have undertaken national and international consultancies and evaluated the KidsMatter Primary Mental Health Initiative http://caef.flinders.edu.au/kidsmatter/> and the KidsMatter Early Childhood Mental Health initiative. I am the Director of the Flinders Centre for â€˜Student Wellbeing & Prevention of Violenceâ€™ (SWAPv). http://www.flinders.edu.au/ehl/educationalfutures/groupsand-centres/swapv/. International research projects have involved the countries of Japan, Korea, China, Canada, Malta, Greece, India and the USA.
Phillip Thomas Slee(Research Area)
Tertiary education with special reference to developmental psychology,school violence/bullying; teacher education, counselling
Intervention programs & interventions
Project and program evaluation
Professionally, since 1979 Dr. Celinski has been working as a rehabilitation psychologist and a provider of neuropsychological services in the Province of Ontario (Registration Number 1276) both in private practice focusing on rehabilitation and assessment of head injuries and as a Consultant to the Head Injury Programme, and the Psychotraumatic and Pain Programme at the Downsview Rehabilitation Centre (WCB) and in the years preceding its closure (in 1998) he was a senior psychologist. He remained a part-time head-injury/rehabilitation consultant with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board until the end of October 2009. Currently, he continues with his private practice. He is affiliated with the Ontario, Canadian and American Psychological Associations, with the Canadian Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology and with the Canadian Academy of Psychologists in Disability Assessment. He is also a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and International Neuropsychological Society.
Jerzy Marek Celinski(Research Area)
Marek J. Celinski' s, Phd. C. Psych. research interests focus on the human nature and philosophy of life as the basis for coping with traumas and life adversities, specifically with respect to utilization of his Challenge -Resilience -Resourcefulness Model (which is an extension of Antonovsky's a sense of coherence), as the way to engage with life issues. He has presented at national and international conferences, and published more than 50 papers and book chapters on the subjects of clinical psychology, rehabilitation, neuropsychology and hypnosis. Currently, five clinical and rehabilitation tests which he co-authored or developed alone have already been published: Rehabilitation Survey of Problems and Coping (Multi-Health System of Toronto); Resourcefulness for Recovery Inventory - Research Edition; Resilience to Trauma Scale â€“ Research Edition; Psychoassistant / Concentration and Remote Memory Test - Research Edition; and Social Intelligence Test â€“ R (all published by Cognisyst of Durham, N.C.). Furthermore, he is the co-editor of a four book series on Resilience and Resourcefulness published by Nova Science Publishers of New York and also edited two books focusing on the relationships between civilizations and the social environment as promoting sustainable social evolution and renewal after crisis.
Born on 7 may 1927 in Jerusalem, Palestine. Married to Judith Buber Agassi with two children (daughter deceased; son). Jewish theological school; Parachute instructor, Israeli Army; M.Sc. in Physics, 1951, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Ph.D. in Science: Logic and Scientific Method, 1956, University of London, London School of Economics. Professor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1965-1983; Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, 1971-1996; York University, Toronto, 1982-1997. Professor emeritus, Tel-Aviv University and York University, Toronto.
Joseph Agassi(Research Area)
For over fifty years, studied the rationality of science, of metaphysics, of democratic politics and of education. Well over 600 contributions to the learned press; authored or co-authored over 20 books and edited or co-edited over 10 books. Published in diverse fields: anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, diagnostics, economics, education, genetics historiography of science, history of science, Jewish studies, linguistics, philosophy, physics, politics, psychiatry, psychology, religion, sociology, sociology of science.
Mikhail Reshetnikov has completed his professional education from Military Medical Academy in Leningrad in 1973. He has got MD in 1982 (Neurology) in Military Medical Academy and PhD (Psychology) in 1991 in Russian Academy of Science. He is the Rector of the East European Psychoanalytic Institute in St. Petersburg (Russia), Past-president of the European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies (Vienna, Austria), Honorary Professor of the Sigmund Freud University (Vienna). He has published more than 200 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of 8 journals in Russia and on the West.
Mikhail Reshetnikov(Research Area)
His Research Interests are Psychology and culture, Clinical psychology, Applied psychology and Psychotherapy
Dr. Denis Larrivee received his PhD doctoral degree in neuroscience from the Purdue University multidisciplinary consortium and has held a dual fellowship at Yale University's Medical School Department of Opthalmology and Yale's Department of Biology He has been an Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell University Medical School in New York City, where he was a team member of Professor Bernice Grafstein, President of the Society for Neuroscience, research unit on nerve regeneration. He is now a Visiting Scholar at the Neiswanger Bioethics Institute of Loyola University Chicago. Dr Larrivee is an International Neuroethics Society Expert, and has received top awards at their annual meetings in 2014, 2016, and 2017. His presentations have included venues in Europe, America, and the Middle East. He is the editor of a text on Brain Computer Interfacing and Brain Dynamics, an editorial board member of EC Neurology (UK) and Annals of Neurology and Neurological Sciences (USA), and the author of more than 50 papers and book chapters in such journals as Journal of Religion and Health, the Journal of Neurochemistry, and the Journal of Cell Biology . He is a member of a number of professional societies including the Society for Neuroscience, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Brain division, and the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists
Denis Larrivee(Research Area)
Dr. Denis Larrivee's research and professional interest include vision and opthalmology, nerve regeneration, nerve and brain plasticity, neuroethics, bioethics, and philosophy of science.
Born 3.5.1982 in Jindrichuv Hradec, Czech republic, graduated in 2008 in General Medicine, 3.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.After graduation worked 6 years (2009-2014)as a psychiatric resident on different psychiatric departments of Psychiatric hospital in Kosmonosy(Czech republic)as acute psychiatric department, psychotherapeutic department, gerontopsychiatry and addictology.In 2009 started psychotherapy training in katathym imaginative psychotherapy in Prague, at the same time initiated her PhD studies of trauma and dissociation and their consequences on the 1.Medical faculty, Charles University in Prague.From 2014 is an assistant doctor on Psychiatric department of Military University hospital in Prague.In the same year finished specialisation in psychiatry with a board exam. During clinical practice participated in number of psychotherapeutic seminars and workshops,especially oriented on psychodynamic approach. Occasionally lectured at the psychiatric conferences in Czech republic â€“ Symposium Hlavolam, Neuropsychiatric forum or on international conferences of Young psychiatrists network â€“ Minsk, Belarus( 2012), Porto Heli, Greece (2015), Prague, Czech republic (2017), Psychoanalytical conference, Tehran, Iran (2016), Conference of psychodynamic psychiatry, Florence, Italy (2017). For several years active in voluntary projects for Africa, especially medical support and educational projects in Guinea, West Africa.Participation in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic. Member of psychotherapy and transcultural section of WPA, Young psychiatrists network and Neuropsychiatric forum, Czech republic.
Katerina Duchonova(Research Area)
Her interest is to participate in projects of psychotherapeutic help for refugees, foreigners and people in social need in Czech republic.
I joined the College of Education in 2011. Prior to that I worked in the University of Otago Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC) as Senior Lecturer Student Learning Development.
I have a background in a variety of educational settings in New Zealand, including transition education (in the context of an inter-tribal urban Marae in Otara, South Auckland), high school teaching (in conjunction with my role as guidance counsellor) and community & adult education. Throughout my various involvements I have facilitated professional development workshops in a range of settings.
In 2012 I am coordinating EDUC: 102 Human Development and am involved in EDUC: 306 Introduction to Counselling.
Jacques van der Meer(Research Area)
My research interests relate to the transition into University and the experience of first-year students.
Related interests include:
Equitable access and participation in higher education
Pedagogical/andragogical approaches to enhancing student engagement
Laura Cancedda graduated in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Genoa in 1999, with a thesis on the role of neurotrophic factors on neurotransmitter release. She received her Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Scuola Normale Superiore (Pisa, Italy) in 2003, under the supervision of Dr Maffei. In Pisa, she investigated the molecular and environmental basis of experience-dependent plasticity in the rat brain. In 2003, she moved to University of California at Berkeley in Dr Pooâ€™s laboratory where she focused her studies on molecular mechanisms of GABAergic-transmission modulation. Currently, she holds a team-leader position at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa (2008- ) and a scientist position at the Telethon Dulbecco Institute, Italy (2016- ). Her research focuses on the role of extracellular factors in migration, morphological maturation and wiring of cortical neurons under physiological as well as pathological conditions. Laura has also an interest in investigating new approaches for in vivo transfection of nucleic acids
Laura Cancedda(Research Area)
The goal of my laboratory is to understand the molecular determinants of cortical circuit development and wiring in physiology and pathology. In particular, a main focus of the laboratory is to try to understand how diverse developing neurons influence one another during neuronal migration, axon and dendrite polarization, and formation of neuronal networks. Indeed, we believe that the extracellular milieu of a specific developing brain cell is strongly influenced by the presence of other cells that are developing themselves (cellular environment). Notably, as development is by definition a dynamic process, the cellular environment will constantly change over time and it will be different in different brain areas. This may have tremendous conceptual consequences for the treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, and we believe that the study of the different cellular environments during brain development may eventually lead to the identification of specific therapeutic windows to address aberrant neuronal development with much reduced side effects. To address these issues, we have developed two lines of research in the laboratory: a first line focuses on basic and translational animal research on brain development in health and animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders, and a second one focuses on promoting new technological approaches in developmental neuroscience.