Prof. Dr. Stefan Priebe
Stefan Priebe graduated in Psychology and Medicine, and qualified as Neurologist, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in Germany. He was Head of the Department of Social Psychiatry at the Free University Berlin, before in 1997 he took up his current post as Professor for Social and Community Psychiatry at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (Queen Mary, University of London). He is an honorary consultant psychiatrist and Director for Research with the East London NHS Foundation Trust and holds visiting professorships in other European countries.
He has built up the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry which is located in the East London Borough of Newham. In 2012, the Unit became a designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development of which he is the Director. In various roles in the United Kingdom and abroad, he has been involved in both developing services and steering research activities in psychiatry. His research focuses on understanding helpful relationships, developing novel therapeutic approaches and evaluating complex interventions in mental health care.