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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
 


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
Umair Akram, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Panagiotis Alexopoulos, University of Patras, Greece
Ahmad Alhadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Clare Allely, University of Salford, UK
Matteo Aloi, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Ioannis Angelakis, University of South Wales, UK
S M Yasir Arafat, Enam Medical College and Hospital, Bangladesh
Sarah Arias, Butler Hospital, USA
Jorge Arias-de-la-Torre, King’s College London, UK
Bahram Armoon, Saveh University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Filip Arnberg, Uppsala University, Sweden
Getinet Ayano, Curtin University, Australia
Sunday Azagba, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Lone Baandrup, Mental Health Services of the Capital Region, Denmark
Bo Bach, Psychiatric Hospital Slagelse, Denmark
Rahel Bachem, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Yaacov G. Bachner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Eric Badu, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Ursula Franziska Bailer, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Nadia Barberis, University of Catanzaro, Italy
Cristina Bares, University of Michigan, USA
Emma Barkus, Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Francesco Bartoli, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Marcelo Batistuzzo, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Jeffrey Bedwell, University of Central Florida, USA
Sintia Belangero, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Raoul Belzeaux, Aix Marseille University and AP-HM, France
Sarah E. Bergen, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Yoav Bergman, Ashkelon Academic College, Israel
David Berle, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Samrat Singh Bhandari, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim Manipal University, India
Majeet Singh Bhatia, University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, India
Paola Bozzatello, University of Turin, Italy
Vlasios Brakoulias, Western Sydney University, Australia
Paolo Brambilla, University of Udine, Italy
Nicholas Breitborde, The Ohio State University, USA
Daniel Bressington, Charles Darwin University, Australia
Christian Brettschneider, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany
Johann Brink, University of British Columbia, Canada
Lisa Brophy, University of Melbourne, Australia
Martin Brüne, University of Bochum, Germany
Anna Brytek-Matera, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Dorina Cadar, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK
Raffaella Calati, University of Montpellier, France
Linda Campbell, University of Newcastle, UK
Vladimir Carli, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jessica Carlsson, Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry, Denmark
Sandra Carvalho, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Arthur Caye, Universidade Federal do RFio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Martin Cederlöf, Örebro University, Sweden
Jiu Chen, Nanjing Medical University, China
Chong Chen, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Hsi-Chung Chen, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan
Runsen Chen, China National Clinical Research Center on Mental Disorders, China
Matteo Chiappedi, Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Nazionale Casimiro Mondino, Italy
Luisella Bocchio Chiavetto, eCampus University, Novedrate (Como), Italy
Chul-Hyun Cho, Chungnam National University, South Korea
Gerard Clarke, University College Cork, Ireland
Derin Cobia, Brigham Young University, USA
Hugo Cogo-Moreira, Østfold University College, Norway
Stefano Comai, University of Padua, Italy
Robert Cramer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
David Crompton, Griffith University, Australia
Jan Christopher Cwik, University of Cologne, Germany
Armando D'Agostino, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Berihun Dachew, Curtin University, Australia
Domenico De Berardis, NHS, Department of Mental Health, Asl 4 Teramo, Italy
Renato de Filippis, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Joseph DeLuca, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
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
Smita Deshpande, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences & Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, India
Avinash Desousa, LOKMANYA TILAK MUNICIPAL MEDICAL COLLEGE MUMBAI, India
Katie Dhingra, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Rosaria Di Lorenzo, Department of Mental Health and Drug Abuse, Italy
Guangheng Dong, Zhejiang Normal University, China
Bereket Duko, Curtin University, Australia
Niall Duncan, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Valsamma Eapen, UNSW, Australia
William Ellison, Trinity University, USA
Frank Euteneuer, Medical School Berlin, Berlin
Ali Farhoudian, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran
Gracia Fellmeth, University of Oxford, UK
Panagiotis Ferentinos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Kirsten Fiest, University of Calgary, Canada
Georgios Floros, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tomislav Franic, University of Split, Croatia
Haruo Fujino, Oita University, Japan
Sadaaki Fukui, Indiana University, USA
Laura Fusar-Poli, University of Catania, Italy
Bharathi Gadad, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, USA
Chiara Gastaldon, University of Verona, Italy
Suhaila Ghuloum, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Heide Glaesmer, University of Leipzig, Germany
Emily Goldmann, New York University College of Global Public Health, USA
Sarah Goodday, Oxford University, UK
Elaine Green, Cardiff University, UK
Brin Grenyer, University of Wollongong, Australia
Jing Guo, Peking University, China
Emilio Gutierrez, Universidad de Compostela, Spain
Bridget Hamilton, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jin Han, Black Dog Institute, Australia
Ilanit Hasson-Ohayon, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Ziarih Hawi, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University, Australia
Tobias Hecker, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Diego Hidalgo-Mazzei, University of Barcelona, Spain
Carsten Hjorthøj, Copenhagen Research Center for Mental Health - CORE, Denmark
Cyrus Su Hui Ho, National University Health System, Singapore
Philipp Homan, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Richard Howard, Nottingham University, UK
Shao-hua Hu, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Katharina Hüfner, Innsbruck Medical University, Austria
Hissei Imai, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan
Tina In-Albon, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
Lisa James, University of Minnesota, USA
Bawo James, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
Susana Jimenez-Murcia, University Hospital of Bellvitge, Spain
Heather Jones, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Gerald Jordan, Yale University, USA
Barbara Juen, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Mario Juruena, King's College London, UK
Joshua Kantrowitz, Columbia University, USA
Daniel Kay, Bringham Young University, USA
Ian Kelleher, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Harry Kennedy, National Forensic Mental Health Service and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Salma Khaled, Qatar University, Qatar
Toshiaki Kikuchi, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan
Stefan Kloiber, University of Toronto, Canada
Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Institute of Primary Medical Care, Germany
Jane Kohlhoff, University of New South Wales, Australia
Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, University of Konstanz, Germany
Nathan Kolla, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Kairi Kolves, Griffith University, Australia
Christoph Kraus, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Noriomi Kuroki, Tokyo Metropolitan Matsuzawa Hospital, Japan
Meng-Chuan Lai, University of Toronto, Canada
Jianbo Lai, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Haley LaMonica, The University of Sydney, Australia
Kate Langley, Cardiff University, UK
Jun-Young Lee, Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center, South Korea
Jimmy Lee, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Nicole Letourneau, University of Calgary, Canada
Andrew Leuchter, UCLA, USA
Lisa Lilenfeld, Argosy University Washington DC, USA
Eugene Lin, China Medical University, Taiwan
Outi Linnaranta, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Antony Loebel, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc, USA
Oscar Lozano, University of Huelva, Spain
Hanna Lu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, University of Vienna, Austria
Sebastian Lundstrom, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
XiongJian Luo, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Paul Lysaker, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Douglas MacInnes, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Elisabetta Maffioletti, IRCCS Istituto Centro San Giovanni di Dio Fatebenefratelli, Italy
Mirko Manchia, Dalhousie University, Canada
Iris Manor, Geha Mental Health Center, Israel
M Marthoenis, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Indonesia
Enrica Marzola, University of Turin, Italy
Tyler Mason, University of Southern California, USA
Jason Matejkowski, University of Kansas, USA
Marco Menchetti, Bologna University, Italy
Brian Miller, Augusta University, USA
Alyssa Milton, University of Sydney, Australia
Alessandra Minelli, University of Brescia, Italy
Luciano Minuzzi, McMaster University, Canada
Salahuddin Mohammed, Yale University, USA
Satyajit Mohite, Mayo Clinic, USA
Akira Monji, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Japan
Pedro Morgado, University of Minho, Portugal
Amy Morgan, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Derek Morris, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Armida Mucci, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy
Annabel Mueller-Stierlin, University of Ulm, Germany
Joseph Murray, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
Martino Belvederi Murri, University of Genoa, Italy
Erica Musser, Florida International University, USA
Sally Mustafa, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Canada
Kyoung-Sae Na, Gachon University College of Medicine, Gil Medical Center, Japan
Abhijit Nadkarni, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
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
René Ernst Nielsen, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark
Molly Nikolas, University of Iowa, USA
Eric Noorthoorn, University Nijmegen, Netherlands
Luke Norman, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA
Alireza Noroozi, Iranian National Center for Addiction Studies, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Marie Ociskova, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Michael Gerhard Odenwald, University of Konstanz, Germany
Siân Oram, King's College London, UK
Giovanni Ostuzzi, University of Verona, Italy
Davide Papola, University of Verona, Italy
Tania Perich, Western Sydney Uni, Australia
Cinzia Perlini, University of Verona, Italy
Jessica Peter, University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bern, Switzerland
Alexandra Philipsen, University Hospital Bonn, Dept. Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Germany
Emmanuel Quarshie, University of Leeds, UK
Ravi Philip Rajkumar, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, India
Susan Rasmussen, University of Strathclyde, UK
Shuja Reagu, Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar
Fritz Renner, University of Freiburg, Germany
Derek Richards, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
David Roe, University of Haifa, Israel
David Rozek, University of Central Florida, USA
Julia Rucklidge, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Jorun Rugkåsa, Akershus University Hospital, Norway
Şengül Şahin, Gaziantep University, Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
Andriy. V. Samokhvalov, University of Toronto, Canada
Eva Maria Sánchez-Morla, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Hospital 12 de Octubre (imas12), Spain
Rob Saunders, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom
Justin Scanlan, The University of Sydney, Australia
Gianluca Serafini, University of Genoa, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Italy
Henal Shah, TN Medical College & BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, India
Jony Sheynin, Texas A&M University, USA
Rahul Shidhaye, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Amit Shrira, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Jason Smucny, University of California, Davis, USA
Antonella Somma, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
Alessio Squassina, University of Cagliari, Italy
Andrew Stanfield, University of Edinburgh, UK
Vasileios Stavropoulos, Victoria University, Australia
Luca Steardo, University of Catanzaro "Magna Graecia", Italy
Dejan Stevanovic, Clinic for Neurology and Psychiatry for Children and Youth, Serbia
Sharon Stevelink, King’s College London, UK
Hongqiang Sun, Peking University Sixth Hospital/Institute of Mental Health, China
Long Sun, Shandong University, China
Josefin Sveen, Uppsala University, Sweden
Eric Tan, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Yingying Tang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China
Xiangdong Tang, Sichuan University, China
Birgitte Thylstrup, Centre for drug and Alcohol Research, Denmark
Benedikt Till, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Arun Tiwari, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Christian Tjagvad, University of Oslo, Norway
Akemi Tomoda, University of Fukui, Japan
Sarah Tosato, University of Verona, Italy
Luciana Tovo-Rodrigues, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Sebastian Trautmann, Medical School Hamburg, Germany
Ali Evren Tufan, Acibadem Mehmet Aydinlar University Medical Faculty, Turkey
Phillip Tully, University of New England, Australia
Michelle Tye, Black Dog Institute, University of New South Wales, Australia
Sébastien Urben, University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland
Janhavi Vaingankar, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Jared Van Snellenberg, Stony Brook Medicine, USA
Helen-Maria Vasiliadis, Campus de Longueuil - Universite de Sherbrooke, Canada
Norma Verdolini, University of Barcelona, Spain
Biju Viswanath, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India
Yuan Yuan Wang, De Montfort University, United Kingdom
Liang-Jen Wang, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Yuan Pang Wang, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Grace Wang, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Kesheng Wang, West Virginia University, USA
Ahmed Waqas, University of Liverpool, UK
Benedict Weobong, University of Ghana, School of Public Health, Ghana
Jessica Werthmann, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany
Michael Wheaton, Barnard College, Columbia University, United States
Tinakon Wongpakaran, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Yi Xu, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China
Sosei Yamaguchi, National Institute of Mental Health, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Japan
Albert Yang, Institute of Brain Science, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan R.O.C.
Yong Gui Yuan, Zhongda Hospital Southeast University, China
Ti-Fei Yuan, Shanghai Jiaotong University of Medicine, China
Clement Zai, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Canada
Gwyneth Zai, University of Toronto, Canada
Jie Zhang, SUNY Buffalo State, USA
Kai Zhang, Anhui Medical University, China
TianHong Zhang, Shanghai Mental Health Center, China
Anao Zhang, University of Michigan, USA
Chenshu Zhang, New York University, USA
Wei Zheng, Guangzhou Huiai Hospital, China
Shaoling Zhong, Central South University, China
Xiongzhao Zhu, Medical Psychological Center, the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, China
Yaara Zisman-Ilani, Temple University, USA
Marj Zuidersma, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands

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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