Organisation


The Action is supervised and coordinated by the Management Committee (MC) in accordance with the Rules and Procedures for Implementing COST Actions. Besides, the Action is structured as described below:

organisation

Action Chair:

  • Mr. Peter Braun, NL

Vice Chair:

  • Ass. Prof. Birgit Völlm, UK

Grant Holder:

  • Fundacíon Sant Joan de Deu, ES

Scientific Coordinator:

  • Dr. Erik Bulten, NL

WG 1: Determination of patient characteristics

  • Leader: Prof. Harry Kennedy, IE
  • Co-Leader: Prof. Florence Thibaut, FR

WG 2: Towards best practice in long-term forensic psychiatric care

  • Leader: Dr. Vivek Furtado, UK
  • Co-Leader: Dr. Franco Scarpa, IT

WG 3: Meeting patient needs and optimizing quality of life

  • Leader: Ms. Gemma Escuder Romeva, ES
  • Co-Leader: Dr. Judi Pettigrew, IE

STSM Coordinator:
Ms. Denise van Eeden, NL

Dissemination Manager:
Ms. Ellen Vorstenbosch, ES

Patient Involvement Coordinator:
Dr Franco Scarpa, IT

Science officer of the Action:
Dr. Luule Mizera

Administrative officer:
Mr. Leo Guilfoyle

  Function MC Member Country
Core Group Chair Mr. Peter Braun Netherlands
Vice Chair Prof Birgit Völlm United Kingdom
Leader WG 1 Prof. Harry Kennedy Ireland
Co-Leader WG 1 Prof. Florence Thibaut France
Leader WG 2 Dr. Vivek Furtado United Kingdom
Co-Leader WG 2 Dr. Franco Scarpa Italy
Leader WG 3 Ms. Gemma Escuder Romeva Spain
Co-Leader WG 3 Dr. Judi Pettigrew Ireland
Scientific Coordinator Dr. Erik Bulten Netherlands
STSM Coordinator Ms. Denise van Eeden Netherlands
Dissemination manager Ms. Ellen Vorstenbosch Spain
Patient Involvement Coordinator Dr. Franco Scarpa Italy

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Committee Members MC Member Country
Prof. Thierry Pham Hoang Belgium
Prof. Dragica Kozaric-Kovacic Croatia
Dr. Kostas Fanti Cyprus
Dr. Panayitos Stavrinides Cyprus
Dr. Allan Seppanen Finland
Dr. Markku Eronen Finland
Prof. Silvana Markovska-Simoska fYR Macedonia
Prof. Marija Raleva fYR Macedonia
Prof. Boris Schiffer Germany
Dr. Rüdiger Müller-Isberner Germany
Prof. Konstantinos Fountoulakis Greece
Dr. Judi Pettigrew Ireland
Prof. Harry Kennedy Ireland
Dr. Maris Taube Latvia
Dr. Ilona Cesniene Lithuania
Mr. Algimantas Liausedas Lithuania
Dr. Erik Bulten Netherlands
Ms. Denise Van Eeden Netherlands
Prof. Janusz Heitzman Poland
Dr. Pawel Gosek Poland
Prof. Fernando Barbosa Portugal
Prof. Ricardo Barroso Portugal
Dr. Vladimir Jovic Serbia
Prof. Djordje Alempijevic Serbia
Dr. Vita Postuvan Slovenia
Dr. Miran Pustoslemsek Slovenia
Ms. Gemma Escuder Romeva Spain
Dr. Vicente Tort Herrando Spain
Prof. Birgit Völlm United Kingdom
Dr. Vivek Furtado United Kingdom

Country MC Member Function
Belgium Prof. Kris Goethals
Belgium Prof. Thierry Pham Hoang
Belgium Mr. Kevin Pesout
Croatia Prof. Dragica Kozaric-Kovacic
Cyprus Dr. Kostas Fanti
Cyprus Dr. Panayitos Stavrinides
Finland Dr. Allan Seppanen
Finland Dr. Hanna Putkonen
Finland Dr. Markku Eronen
Finland Ms. Myriam Bras
France Prof. Florence Thibaut Co-Leader WG 1
fYR Macedonia Prof. Silvana Markovska-Simoska
fYR Macedonia Prof. Marija Raleva
Germany Dr. Rüdiger Müller-Isberner
Germany Prof. Boris Schiffer
Germany Dr. Bernd Dimmek
Germany Dr. Joachim Nitschke
Ireland Prof. Harry Kennedy Leader WG 1
Ireland Dr. Judi Pettigrew Co-Leader WG 3
Italy Dr. Franco Scarpa Patient Involvement Coordinator
Latvia Dr. Maris Taube
Lithuania Dr. Ilona Cesniene
Lithuania Mr. Algimantas Liausedas
Lithuania Dr. Arunas Germanavicius
Lithuania Dr. Grazina Pastavkaite
Netherlands Mr. Peter Braun Chair
Netherlands Dr. Erik Bulten Scientific Coordinator
Netherlands Ms. Denise Van Eeden STSM Coordinator
Netherlands Mr. Gijs Bakkum
Poland Prof. Tomasz Adamowski
Portugal Prof. Fernando Barbosa
Portugal Prof. Ricardo Barroso
Serbia Dr. Vladimir Jovic
Serbia Prof. Djordje Alempijevic
Slovenia Ms. Vita Postuvan
Slovenia Ms. Janina Ziberna
Spain Ms. Ellen Vorstenbosch Dissemination manager
Spain Ms. Gemma Escuder Romeva  Leader WG 3
Spain Dr. Vicenç Tort Herrando
United Kingdom Prof Birgit Völlm Vice Chair
United Kingdom Dr. Vivek Furtado Leader WG 2
United Kingdom Prof. Lindsay Thomson