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Darren ByrneDarren Byrne is a Senior Editor for the BMC Series and has been the Editor of BMC Psychiatry since 2019. Darren joined the BMC Series in 2018 as a locum editor after finishing his PhD.

Darren did his BA in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following this he did an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice King's College London. After this he did an MSc in Neuroscience with Psychiatric Genetics at King's College London. He then did a PhD in Neuroscience in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London studying experience-dependent neural plasticity.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Joanne Ryan

Joanne RyanA/Prof. Joanne Ryan is Head of the Biological Neuropsychiatry and Dementia Unit in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is a neuropsychiatric epidemiologist whose research is focused on the identification of risk factors for neuropsychiatric disorders across the life-course, with a particular focus on depression and cognitive ageing; as well as biomarkers for early diagnosis and prognosis. Her research is also focused on understanding the biological embedding of early-life stress exposure and the contribution of epigenetics.

Joanne has over 170 publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an investigator on grant funding worth more than $36M. She is currently supervising 10 doctoral candidates, 5 as primary supervisor, and contributes to teaching in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. She became a Section Editor in December 2016 and has been a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020.

Wei Wang

Wei WangDr. Wei Wang is Professor of Personality Psychology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Psychiatry as Section Editor in 2011 and has been a Senior Editorial Board Member since 2020.

Dr. Wang completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Liège, Belgium. Later he successively joined the First University Hospital of University of Science and Technology of China (Formerly Anhui Provincial Hospital) in Hefei, China, the Zhejiang University School of Medicine in Hangzhou, China, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, for personality bases of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Dr. Wang and his crew members are focusing on personality traits and disorders, emotion components and disorders, dream experiences (nightmare and sexual dream) and disorders, and neurocognitive processes at cerebral and brainstem levels. His clinical researches involve the personality disorders, bipolar I and II disorders and schizophrenia and the like.

Senior Editor
Darren Byrne, BMC

Assistant Editor
Maire Clayton, BMC
 

Senior Editorial Board Members
Linda Davies, University of Manchester, UK 
Morten Hesse, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Joanne Ryan, Monash University, Australia
Florian Seemüller, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Wei Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Editorial Board Members
Causes, treatment and prevention of suicide

Ioannis Angelakis, University of South Wales, UK
S M Yasir Arafat, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh
Sarah Arias, Butler Hospital, USA
Majeet Singh Bhatia, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, India
Raffaella Calati, University of Montpellier, France
Vladimir Carli, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Robert Cramer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
David Crompton, Griffith University, Australia
Katie Dhingra, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Lucas Giner, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Jin Han, Black Dog Institute, Australia
Kairi Kolves, Griffith University, Australia
Emmanuel Quarshie, University of Leeds, UK
Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde, UK
David Rozek, University of Central Florida, USA
Benedikt Till, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Michelle Tye, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia
Yuan Yuan Wang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Clement Zai, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Jie Zhang, SUNY Buffalo State, USA

Child, adolescent and developmental psychiatry
Clare Allely, University of Salford, UK
Getinet Ayano, Curtin University, Australia
Linda Campbell, University of Newcastle, UK
Arthur Caye, Universidade Federal do RFio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Matteo Chiappedi, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale Casimiro Mondino, Italy
Hugo Cogo-Moreira, Østfold University College, Norway
Berihun Dachew, Curtin University, Australia
Esra Demirci, Erciyes university medicine faculty department of child and adolescent psychiatry, Turkey
Pushpal Desarkar, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Valsamma Eapen, UNSW, Australia
Tomislav Franic, University of Split, Croatia
Tina In-Albon, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Heather Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Ian Kelleher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Jane Kohlhoff, University of New South Wales, Australia
Meng-Chuan Lai, University of Toronto, Canada
Kate Langley, Cardiff University, UK
Nicole Letourneau, University of Calgary, Canada
Sebastian Lundstrom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Iris Manor, Geha Mental Health Center, Israel
Joseph Murray, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Erica Musser, Florida International University, USA
Margaret Nampijja, African Population and Health Research Center, Kenya
Carryl P Navalta, Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Sadiq Naveed, Institute of Living, Hartford, CT, USA
Molly Nikolas, University of Iowa, USA
Luke Norman, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
Julia Rucklidge, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Henal Shah, TN Medical College & BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, India
Andrew Stanfield, University of Edinburgh, UK
Dejan Stevanovic, Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry for Children and Youth, Serbia
Akemi Tomoda, University of Fukui, Japan
Ali Evren Tufan, Acibadem Mehmet Aydinlar University Medical Faculty, Turkey
Liang-Jen Wang, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Benedict Weobong, University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Ghana

Eating disorders
Matteo Aloi, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Ursula Franziska Bailer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Nadia Barberis, University of Catanzaro, Italy
Anna Brytek-Matera, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Enrica Marzola, University of Turin, Italy
Emilio Gutierrez, Universidad de Compostela, Spain
Susana Jimenez-Murcia, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Spain 
Lisa Lilenfeld, Argosy University Washington DC, USA
Tyler Mason, University of Southern California, USA
Jessica Werthmann, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany 

Forensic psychiatry
Johann Brink, University of British Columbia, Canada
Harry Kennedy, National Forensic Mental Health Service and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Nathan Kolla, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada 
Jason Matejkowski, University of Kansas, USA
Shuja Reagu, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Sébastien Urben, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland
Shaoling Zhong, Central South University, China

Geriatric psychiatry and cognitive disorders 
Panagiotis Alexopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Christian Brettschneider, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Dorina Cadar, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Jiu Chen, Nanjing Medical University, China
Haley LaMonica, The University of Sydney, Australia
Jun-Young Lee, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, South Korea
Hanna Lu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Akira Monji, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Japan
Marj Zuidersma, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

Mood disorders 
Jorge Arias de la Torre, King’s College London, UK
Jeffrey Bedwell, University of Central Florida, USA
Raoul Belzeaux, Aix Marseille University and AP-HM, France
Domenico De Berardis, NHS, Department of Mental Health, Asl 4 Teramo, Italy
Sandra Carvalho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Chong Chen, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Chul-Hyun Cho, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Stefano Comai, University of Padua, Italy
Bereket Duko, Curtin University, Australia
Niall Duncan, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Gracia Fellmeth, University of Oxford, UK
Panagiotis Ferentinos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Laura Fusar-Poli, University of Catania, Italy
Bharathi Gadad, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, USA
Sarah Goodday, Oxford University, UK
Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, University of Barcelona, Spain
Cyrus Su Hui Ho, National University Health System, Singapore
Mario Juruena, King's College London, UK
Toshiaki Kikuchi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Stefan Kloiber, University of Toronto, Canada
Christoph Kraus, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Jianbo Lai, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Andrew Leuchter, UCLA, USA  
Mirko Manchia,  Dalhousie University, Canada
Marco Menchetti, Bologna University, Italy
Alessandra Minelli, University of Brescia, Italy
Luciano Minuzzi, McMaster University, Canada
Martino Belvederi Murri, University of Genoa, Italy
Kyoung-Sae Na, Gachon University College of Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Japan
René Ernst Nielsen, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Marie Ociskova, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Tania Perich, Western Sydney Uni, Australia
Fritz Renner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Eva Maria Sánchez-Morla, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital 12 de Octubre (imas12), Spain
Rob Saunders, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Gianluca Serafini, University of Genoa, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy
Luca Steardo, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Italy
Phillip Tully, University of New England, Australia 
Norma Verdolini, University of Barcelona, Spain
Ahmed Waqas, University of Liverpool, UK
Tinakon Wongpakaran, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Kai Zhang, Anhui Medical University, China

Personality disorders and disorders of adult behavior
Bo Bach, Psychiatric Hospital Slagelse, Denmark
Paola Bozzatello, University of Turin, Italy
William Ellison, Trinity University, USA
Brin Grenyer, University of Wollongong, Australia
Richard Howard, Nottingham University, UK
Alexandra Philipsen, University Hospital Bonn, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Germany
Antonella Somma, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
Yong Gui Yuan, Zhongda Hospital Southeast University, China
TianHong Zhang, Shanghai Mental Health Center, China

Psychiatric molecular genetics
Sintia Belangero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Sarah E. Bergen, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Luisella Bocchio Chiavetto, eCampus University, Novedrate (Como), Italy
Elaine Green, Cardiff University, UK
Ziarih Hawi, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia
XiongJian Luo, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Elisabetta Maffioletti , IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Italy
Derek Morris, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Alessio Squassina, University of Cagliari, Italy
Arun Tiwari, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Biju Viswanath, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India
Gwyneth Zai, University of Toronto, Canada

Psychotic disorders
Lone Baandrup, Mental Health Services of the Capital Region, Denmark
Emma Barkus, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Francesco Bartoli, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Paolo Brambilla, University of Udine, Italy
Nicholas Breitborde, The Ohio State University, USA
Daniel Bressington, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Martin Brüne, University of Bochum, Germany
Martin Cederlöf, Örebro University, Sweden
Derin Cobia, Brigham Young University, USA
Joseph DeLuca, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Renato de Filippis, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Smita Deshpande, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, India
Avinash Desousa, LOKMANYA TILAK MUNICIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE MUMBAI, India
Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Department of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, Italy
Haruo Fujino, Oita University, Japan
Suhaila Ghuloum, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medicine , Qatar
Carsten Hjorthøj, Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health - CORE, Denmark
Philipp Homan, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Shao-hua Hu, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Gerald Jordan, Yale University, USA
Joshua Kantrowitz, Columbia University, USA
Noriomi Kuroki, Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital, Japan
Jimmy Lee, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore 
Eugene Lin, China Medical University, Taiwan
Antony Loebel, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA
Outi Linnaranta, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Paul Lysaker, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Brian Miller, Augusta University, USA
Satyajit Mohite, Mayo Clinic, USA
Armida Mucci, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 
Sally Mustafa, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
Cinzia Perlini, University of Verona, Italy
Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Jason Smucny, University of California, Davis, USA
Jared Van Snellenberg, Stony Brook Medicine, USA
Eric Tan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Yingying Tang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Sarah Tosato, University of Verona, Italy
Yi Xu, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Wei Zheng, Guangzhou Huiai Hospital, China 
Yaara Zisman-Ilani, Temple University, USA

Sleep disorders
Umair Akram, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Hsi-Chung Chen, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Armando D'Agostino, Università  degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Daniel Kay, Bringham Young University, USA
Hongqiang Sun, Peking University Sixth Hospital/Institute of Mental Health, China
Xiangdong Tang, Sichuan University, China
Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Social psychiatry, therapy and provision of mental health care
Yaacov G. Bachner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Eric Badu, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Lisa Brophy, University of Melbourne, Australia 
Runsen Chen, China National Clinical Research Center on Mental Disorders, China
Kirsten Fiest, University of Calgary, Canada
Sadaaki Fukui, Indiana University, USA
Chiara Gastaldon, University of Verona, Italy
Bridget Hamilton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Barbara Juen, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Salma Khaled, Qatar University, Qatar
Douglas MacInnes,Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
M Marthoenis, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia
Amy Morgan, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Annabel Mueller-Stierlin, University of Ulm, Germany
Eric Noorthoorn, University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Giovanni Ostuzzi, University of Verona, Italy
Davide Papola, University of Verona, Italy
Derek Richards, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
David Roe, University of Haifa, Israel
Jorun Rugkåsa, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Justin Scanlan, The University of Sydney, Australia
Rahul Shidhaye, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India 
Long Sun, Shandong University, China
Janhavi Vaingankar, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Campus de Longueuil - Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
Yuan Pang Wang, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sosei Yamaguchi, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan
Anao Zhang, University of Michigan, USA

Stress and anxiety
Ahmad Alhadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Filip Arnberg, Uppsala University, Sweden
Rahel Bachem, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Marcelo Batistuzzo, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yoav Bergman, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel
David Berle, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Vlasios Brakoulias,Western Sydney University, Australia
Gerard Clarke, University College Cork, Ireland
Jan Christopher Cwik, University of Cologne, Germany
Frank Euteneuer, Medical School Berlin, Berlin
Heide Glaesmer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Emily Goldmann, New York University College of Global Public Health, USA
Jing Guo, Peking University, China
Tobias Hecker, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Katharina Hüfner, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Hissei Imai, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Lisa James, University of Minnesota, USA
Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute of Primary Medical Care, Germany 
Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, University of Konstanz, Germany
Jessica Carlsson, Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Denmark
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, University of Vienna, Austria
Salahuddin Mohammed, University of Mississippi, USA
Pedro Morgado, University of Minho, Portugal
Michael Gerhard Odenwald, University of Konstanz, Germany
Siân Oram, King's College London, UK
Şengül Şahin, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Jony Sheynin, Texas A&M University, USA
Amit Shrira, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Sharon Stevelink, King’s College London, UK
Josefin Sveen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Sebastian Trautmann, Medical School Hamburg, Germany
Michael Wheaton, Barnard College, Columbia University, United States
Xiongzhao Zhu, Medical Psychological Center, the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China, People's Republic

Substance-related disorders, addiction and impulse control
Bahram Armoon, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Sunday Azagba, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Cristina Bares, University of Michigan, USA
Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Guangheng Dong, Zhejiang Normal University, China 
Ali Farhoudian, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran
Georgios Floros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Bawo James, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Oscar Lozano, University of Huelva, Spain
Abhijit Nadkarni, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
Alireza Noroozi, Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Andriy. V. Samokhvalov, University of Toronto, Canada
Vasileios Stavropoulos, Victoria University, Australia
Birgitte Thylstrup, Centre for drug and Alcohol Research, Denmark
Christian Tjagvad, University of Oslo, Norway
Grace Wang, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Kesheng Wang, West Virginia University, USA
Ti-Fei Yuan, Shanghai Jiaotong University of Medicine, China
Chenshu Zhang, New York University, USA

Editorial Advisors
Cathy Barr, Krembil Research Institute, UHN, Canada
Seena Fazel, University of Oxford, UK
George Kirov, Cardiff University, UK
Ute Lewitzka, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Antonio Lobo, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Zaragoza, Spain
Harriet MacMillan, McMaster University, Canada
Denny Meyer, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Martha Shenton, Harvard Medical School, USA 

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