Stefan Priebe

Stefan Priebe graduated in Psychology and Medicine, and qualified as
Neurologist, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist. He was Head of the Department of
Social Psychiatry at the Free University Berlin, before in 1997 taking up his
current position as Professor for Social and Community Psychiatry at Queen
Mary, University of London. He is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre
for Mental Health Service Development and of a NIHR Global Health Research
Group.

His research group in East London runs several programmes, mainly studying
how social interactions can be utilized to reduce mental distress. He has
conducted a range of studies on involuntary treatment and on the provision of
institutionalized care.