Univ. Prof. Heinz Katschnig, MD

1968: M.D., University of Vienna
1968 ‐ 1974: Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of Vienna
1974: Consultant for Psychiatry and Neurology
1974 - 1975: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
1974 ‐ 1976: Institute of Psychiatry, University of London
1977 to date: Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Social Psychiatry, Vienna
1980: Assistant Professor and
1985: Full Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Vienna
1991 ‐ 2007: Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy,
University of Vienna (since 2004: Medical University of Vienna)

Research fields
Social Psychiatry, Life Events, Health Services Research, Quality of Life, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, Schizophrenia and the family

Scientific publications
over 400 publications, editor of several books, among others: "Life Events and Psychiatric Disorders ‐ Controversial Issues", Cambridge University Press, 1986; "Die andere Seite der Schizophrenie ‐ Patienten zu Hause" (The Other Side of Schizophrenia ‐ Patients at Home) (three editions); "Quality of Life in Mental Disorders" (with H. Freeman and N. Sartorius), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester New York 1997 (translated into Japanese, Italian and Spanish), second edition 2006 (translated into Italian 2011)

Editor and advisory board member of scientific journals
Editor of "Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology"
Member of Advisory Board "International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research"
Member of Advisory Board "World Psychiatry"
Member of Advisory Board "Neuropsychiatrie"

International organizations
WHO‐EURO: National Counterpart for Mental Health for Austria
WHO‐EURO: Senior Advisor for the EURO Mental Health program (2011 ‐ present)
WHO‐EURO: Designing and contributing to the report “Policies and practices for mental health in Europe ‐ meeting the challenges” (2007‐2008)
WHO‐HQ: Contributing to the mental health atlas (2010‐2011)
WHO‐HQ: ICD‐11 ‐ Corresponding member of the working group on “Anxiety and Depression” (2011‐2013)
European Commission: Member of the Working Party for Mental Health (until 2007)
European Commission: Peer Assessment Mission: Human Rights in Psychiatric Institutions in Romania (2006)
European Commission: Twinning project on deinstitutionalization of mental health care in Romania (2007‐2009)
Council of Europe: Protection of human rights and dignity of persons with mental disorder (2006‐2008)
Member of the World Association of Psychiatry (WPA) Section on Public Policy and Psychiatry
Member of the World Association of Psychiatry (WPA) Section on Epidemiology & Public Health
Member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Stigma and Mental Health
Member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) Section on Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry


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