Berno van Meijel is a registered nurse and social scientist. He completed his PhD-thesis on relapse prevention in patients with schizophrenia in 2003. He worked for 13 years at the University Medical Center Utrecht as a nurse-researcher and innovator. In 2003 he was appointed as associate professor of mental health nursing at Inholland University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam, where he launched a research program on mental health nursing. Currently he is supervisor of 20 research projects. He is (co-)author of approximately 80 publications in international peer reviewed journals. Since 2014 Berno van Meijel is professor of mental health nursing at Inholland University of Applied Sciences (Amsterdam), VU University Medical Center (Amsterdam) and Parnassia Psychiatric Institute (The Hague).