Dr Paula Schnurr
Dr Paula Schnurr is Executive Director of the National Centre for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. She helped found the Centre in 1989 and previously served as Deputy Executive Director.
Dr Schnurr is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Editor of the Clinician's Trauma Update-Online. She is a former Editor of the Journal of Traumatic Stress, Past-President of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
With over 250 publications, Dr Schnurr has won a number of awards for her research and contributions to the field of traumatic stress studies. Her research focuses on the treatment of PTSD, the longitudinal study of traumatic exposure on physical and mental health.
Professor Jonathan Bisson
Professor Jonathan Bisson is a practising psychiatrist and Professor in Psychiatry at Cardiff University. He is Director of All Wales Traumatic Stress Quality Improvement Initiative. Professor Bisson developed his interest in PTSD during his time as a psychiatrist in the British Army. He has conducted various studies including two widely cited randomised controlled trials of early psychological interventions following traumatic events and five Cochrane systematic reviews in the traumatic stress field.
Professor Bisson was co-chair of the UK’s first PTSD National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guideline Development Group and chairs the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies’ Treatment Guidelines Committee. He developed and continues to lead Cardiff University’s Traumatic Stress Research Group. He developed and was the first director of National Health Service (NHS) Veterans Wales.
Host: Professor Mark Creamer
Professor Mark Creamer is a clinical and consulting psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in the field of post-traumatic mental health.
Mark is internationally recognised for his work in the field and provides policy advice, training and research consultancy to government and non-government organisations, with the aim of improving the recognition, prevention and treatment of psychological problems following stressful life events.
Mark is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, and has an impressive research record with over 180 publications.
Mark is an accomplished speaker and has given numerous presentations (by invitation) at national and international conferences.