Council of National Representatives

Loraine Barnaby

Dr Lorraine Barnaby, Jamaica
Co-Chair

Dr. Loraine Barnaby MB.BS*. DM Psych (UWI) MPH (Hons) (Yale) is a Consultant Psychiatrist from Jamaica who is retired but working at this time on a part-time basis at the Cayman Islands Hospital. In that capacity, she works with children and adolescents in the hospital’s Out-patient Clinic. Before her retirement, she had been a lecturer in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences, at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, Jamaica, West Indies. Concurrently, she had held a consultant clinical position at the University Hospital of the West Indies, also at Mona.

She received her undergraduate and psychiatric training at the UWI and later pursued her MPH (Masters in Public Health) in Epidemiology and Health Services Administration at Yale University, New Haven, USA, completing it with honours.

Dr. Barnaby has been the recipient of several awards, including two PAHO fellowships, (studies in Alcoholism) the W.K. Kellogg fellowship (for MPH studies), a British Council fellowship (studies in Epidemiology at Cambridge University); an Israeli Fellowship (HIV education), and a special Fulbright Fellowship enabling her to observe and interact with researchers and clinicians in Substance Abuse at treatment centres such as the South Bronx Substance abuse Treatment Centre, the Lincoln Recovery Centre, New York University (Bellevue Hospital), Columbia University, and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). In October of 2010, she joined a select group of past recipients of US State Dept program grantees on the International Visitor Leadership Program. Participants included persons from thirty nations.

Dr Barnaby has wide-ranging clinical experience. She spear-headed the first Drug Abuse Education and prevention programme in Jamaica, based on the findings of her research (KAP studies) on students at secondary level in Jamaican schools. This project, which was funded by the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control (UNFDAC), now called the United Nations Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) was the first demand reduction programme funded anywhere in the world by UNFDAC, and spear-headed the work of this organization in the Caribbean.

She has also worked extensively in Community Psychiatry, and was at one time the Director of the Ministry of Health’s Community Mental Health Services island wide.

During that period, she has published on Hyperkinesia, Mental Health in Small Caribbean States and Substance Abuse.

Dr. Barnaby has also worked abroad as a Short-term Consultant , for a number of international organisations, viz., PAHO; UNESCO-CARNEID; UNESCO (Regional Office Barbados); CICAD, the substance abuse arm of the OAS; and the Caribbean Economic Community CARICOM (mainly in the area of Substance abuse, but also in HIV education.)

She was a consultant psychiatrist with the Ministry of Health in New Providence, Bahamas, before joining the staff of the UWI. At the UWI, she has done research and presented papers locally and internationally on suicide, suicidal behaviour and on substance abuse treatment issues. Her most recent assignment is psycho-geriatrics, and she has presented papers on dementia in patients attending a psychiatric clinic at the UWI.

Dr. Barnaby is trained in neurofeedback and is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA-certified auricular acupuncturist. Auricular acupuncture is used as adjunctive treatment in the management of substance dependence. She is a member of the visiting faculty teaching annually at the Caribbean Institute on Alcoholism and other Drug problems (CARIAD) in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr Barnaby has worked with patients suffering from Dementia and this has enabled her to be on the Board of the Alzheimer and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADACI) and serves as chair of their recently formed Education Committee.

She is a member of the Jamaica and the Caribbean Psychiatric Associations, the American Psychiatric Association, the International Federation for Psychiatric Epidemiology, the International Federation for ADHD, the AAGP (American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry) She was a member of the Board of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR until 2011) and has been National Representative for Jamaica for the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) for several years.

Outside of work, Dr Barnaby is a Past President of the Jamaica Fulbright Alumni Association, a Past President of the Soroptimist International Jamaica (Kingston) Service Club, an art collector, amateur potter, creative writer and exponent of a variety of dance styles, including Classical Ballet, Modern Contemporary, Liturgical and Folk forms. She is an Anglican and attends St. George’s Church, where she is an acolyte.

Work with IASP

Dr Barnaby first attended IASP in 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden and has made presentations at all the IASP conferences which she has attended.

She was a member of an International Expert panel collaborating with the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) ahead of World Mental Health Day 2006. Arising from the deliberations, a Monograph echoing the theme was produced and disseminated. “Increasing Awareness Reducing Risk: Mental Illness and Suicide.”

She is a member of the Media Task force and collaborated with the team in the preparations for the booklet Preventing Suicide: a Resource for Media Professionals.

She is also a member of the Special Interest Groups on Culture and Suicidal behaviour and Suicidal Behaviour in Adolescents.

Dr Barnaby is planning to organise a symposium on “Culture and Suicide Research and Prevention” for the next IASP conference in Canada.

*MB.BS [British] = MD [American]


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Professor Maurizio Pompili

Professor Maurizio Pompili, Italy
Co-Chair

Maurizio Pompili, M.D, Ph.D. is currently Professor of Suicidology and part of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology of Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where he received his M.D. degree, where he trained in Psychiatry (both summa cum laude) and where he has doctoral degree in Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences. He is the Director of the Suicide Prevention Center at Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome. He is also part of the Community at McLean Hospital – Harvard Medical School, USA. He is the recipient of the American Association of Suicidology's 2008 Shneidman Award for “Outstanding early career contribution to suicidology."

Maurizio Pompili is part of IASP Task Force for Emergency Medicine and Suicidal Behavior and he has been Italian representative for IASP for several years. He is also member of the International Academy for Suicide Research and the American Association of Suicidology. Professor Pompili has provided validation studies of the Beck Hopelessness Scale, Reason for Living Inventory, TEMPS-A for the Italian population researching the interplay of factors that may precipitate suicide both in clinical and non-clinical samples.

Maurizio Pompili has published about 300 papers on suicide including original research articles, book chapters and editorials. He co-edited ten international books on suicide (including the latest Evidence-based practice in suicidology with Hogrefe & Huberr and Suicide in the words of suicidologists with Nova).

Maurizio Pompili is particularly active in collaborations the Italian Ministry of Health and Italian Health Institute for suicide prevention. He is the principal investigator for Italy for the START study directed by Prof. De Leo. He recently launched the Race for Live, a sporting event to support suicide prevention in the community.

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Council of National Representatives

 

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Country

Title

First Name

Last Name

Email

Years

Argentina

Dr

Ernesto Ruben

Paez

jentrenadoresdevida@imagine.com.ar

2013-2017

Australia

Prof

Jane

Pirkis

j.pirkis@unimelb.edu.au

2007-2015

Austria

Dr

Nestor

Kapusta

Nestor.kapusta@meduniwien.ac.at

2011-2015

Bangladesh

Prof.

Zahidul

Islam

sovajh@yahoo.com

2013-2017

Belgium

Prof.

Kees

Van Heeringen

cornelis.vanheeringen@ugent.be

2013-2017

Brazil

Prof.

Neury

Botega

botega@fcm.unicamp.br

2006-2015

Canada

Prof.

Brian

Mishara

mishara.brian@uqam.ca

2013-2017

Chile

Dr

Alejandro

Chamorro

algomezcham@gmail.com

2013-2017

China

Prof.

Michael

Phillips

phillipschina@yahoo.com

2009-2015

Columbia

Dr

Alexander

Pinzon-Amado

apinzon@uis.edu.co

2011-2015

Denmark

Dr

Annette

Erlangsen

aerlangs@jhsph.edu

2013-2017

Estonia

Prof.

Airi

Varnik

airiv@online.ee

2006-2015

Fiji

National Committee

On the Prevention

Of Suicides

simione.tuni@health.gov.fj

2007-2015

Finland

Prof.

Jouko

Lonnqvist

jouko.lonnqvist@thl.fi

2011-2015

France

TBC

2013-2017

Germany

Dr

Reinhard

Lindner

Reinhard.Lindner@albertinen.de

2013-2017

Ghana

Dr

Charity

Akotia

sakotia@libr.ug.edu.gh

2009-2015

Greece

Ms

Vassiliki

Siagri

vsiagri@yahoo.gr

2006-2015

Hong Kong

Dr

Paul

Wong

paulw@hku.hk

2011-2015

Hungary

Dr

Tamas

Zonda

zondat@tonline.hu

2006-2015

India

Prof.

R Sateesh

Babu

sateesh838@yahoo.com

2011-2015

Indonesia

Prof.

A.

Prayitno

prayitnotrisakti@yahoo.com

2006-2015

Iran

Dr

Seyed

Kazem Malakouti

malakoutik@gmail.com

2013-2017

Ireland

TBC

2013-2017

Israel

Prof.

Alan

Apter

asapter@gmail.com

2013-2017

Italy

Prof.

Maurizio

Pompili

maurizio.pompili@uniroma1.it

2007-2015

Jamaica

Dr

Loraine

Barnaby

lorainebarnaby@yahoo.com

2006-2015

Japan

Dr

Chiaki

Kawanishi

chiaki.kawanishi@gmail.com

2011-2015

Malaysia

Prof.

T

Maniam

tmaniam@yahoo.com

2001-2015

Mexico

Dr

Ana-Maria

Chavez Hernandez

anamachavez@hotmail.com

2009-2015

Nepal

Mr

Dhruba

Pathak

pathakdhruba@gmail.com

2013-2017

Netherlands

Dr

RFP

De Winter

r.dewinter@parnassia.nl

2011-2015

New Zealand

Prof.

Annette

Beautrais

louis.beautrais@gmail.com

2013-2017

Nicaragua

Mr

Arnoldo

Martinez

patrmartinez@hotmail.com

2009-2015

Norway

Dr

Erlend

Mork

erlend.mork@medisin.uio.no

2013-2017

Pakistan

Dr

Muhammad

Shahid

muhammad.shahid@aku.edu

2011-2015

French Polynesia

Dr

Stephane

Amadeo

amadeo@mail.pf

2013-2017

Portugal

Dr

Alexandre

Teixeira

alex33andre@hotmail.com

2013-2017

Qatar

Dr

Layachi

Anser

lanser@src-qa.org

2013-2017

Romania

Ms

Christian

Nica

cristian_a_nica@yahoo.com

2011-2015

Singapore

TBC

2013-2017

Slovenia

Dr

Saska

Roskar

saska.roskar@ivz-rs.si

2013-2017

South Africa

Dr

Willem

Hoffmann

hoffmannwa@tut.ac.za

2011-2015

Sri Lanka

Ms

Lakshmi

Ratnayeke

lakshmi.ratnayeke@gmail.com

2006-2015

Suriname

Prof.

Toby

Graafsma

tobigraafsma@sr.net

2013-2017

Sweden

Dr

Vladimir

Carli

vladimir.carli@ki.se

2013-2017

Switzerland

TBC

2013-2017

Taiwan

Dr

Ying-Yeh

Chen

dai73@tpech.gov.tw

2013-2017

Thailand

Dr

Prakarn

Thomyangkoon

karn249@hotmail.com

2005-2015

Uganda

Dr

James

Mughisha

jmmugi77@hotmail.com

2013-2017

UK

Prof.

Rory

O'Connor

ro2@stir.ac.uk

2011-2015

Ukraine

Prof.

Vsevolod

Rozanov

vsevolod.rozanov.53@gmail.com

2013-2017

Uruguay

Dr

Silvia M

Pelaez Remigio

spelaez@ultimorecurso.com.uy

2003-2015

USA

Dr

Dan

Reidenberg

dreidenberg@save.org

2013-2017