Department of Psychiatry II
Ulm University

Research

 

Nicolas Rüsch

Professor Nicolas Rüsch, MD MSt

Nicolas Rüsch is professor of Public Mental Health and consultant psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy II, University of Ulm, Germany .

Contact:
Section of Public Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry II
University of Ulm
Parkstrasse 11
89073 Ulm
Germany

Tel. +49 731 500 62300

Email-pic Email to: nicolas.ruesch@uni-ulm.de

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Current research interests:

  • Mental illness stigma and discrimination, from basic mechanisms to interventions
  • Attitudes to help-seeking and adherence among people with mental illness
  • Health economy
  • Emotion regulation, self-concept, identity as „mentally ill“
  • Implicit versus explicit cognition
  • (f)MRI and mental illness

Main international collaborators

  • Prof. Galen V. Bodenhausen, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
  • Prof. Patrick W. Corrigan, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA
  • Prof. Wolfram Kawohl, Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
  • Dr. Jorge Moll, D’Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Prof. Wulf Rössler and colleagues in the Zürich Impulse Program for the Development of Sustainable Mental Health Services, Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
  • Prof. Gianfranco Spalletta, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
  • Prof. Graham Thornicroft, Dr. Sara Evans-Lacko, Dr. Sarah Clement and colleagues at the Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK
  • Prof. Andrew R. Todd, University of Iowa, USA
  • Dr. Roland Zahn, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK

Awards

  • 2007 Award of the Hamburg Society for Research and Therapy of Personality Disorders, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2007 Young Investigator Award of the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, second place, New York
  • 2013 Prix Perspectives, Switzerland [awarded to the Swiss research team (Principal Investigator N. Rüsch) evaluating Coming Out Proud, a peer-led group intervention to reduce the impact of stigma on people with mental illness]

Teaching

  • since 2001 Teaching of undergraduate medical students in clinical psychiatry
  • since 2003 Co-supervision of medical students for their doctoral theses
  • since 2011 Teaching of social psychiatry to psychology students
  • 2007 - 2009 Co-supervision of psychology students during their PhD, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

 

Curriculum vitae
1990 – 1994 Studies of classics at the universities of Munich, Tübingen and Oxford; Master of Studies at the University of Oxford, UK
1994 – 2000 Studies of medicine, mainly at Freiburg University, Germany; 2000 final medical exam (MD) and Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.)
2001 – 2005 Clinical training in general adult psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany (Prof. M. Berger)
2005-2006 training in clinical neurology at the IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy (Prof. C. Caltagirone)
2007 Completion of specialist training in general adult psychiatry and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy
2007 – 2009 Outgoing International Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Union at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA (Prof. P.W. Corrigan)
2009 Honorary senior lecturership (‚Habilitation’), University of Freiburg, Germany
2009 - 2010 Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany (Prof. M. Berger)
2010 - 2013 Head of outpatient crisis intervention centre, Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland (Prof. W. Rössler)
2013 ff Professor of Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry II, University of Ulm and Psychiatric Hospital Günzburg, Germany (Prof. Thomas Becker)

 

 

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