Governance & Structure

The organisational core is the Steering Committee or board (Bestuur in Dutch). The Steering Committee is both the Board of the Foundation (“Stichting”) and the Association (“Vereniging”). The Steering Committee ensures that the network operates in the spirit of its principles and functions to achieve its goals. Members of the Steering Committee are expected to show professional contribution to the field, dedication to the principles and spirit of the network, and ability to co-ordinate and manage. They are elected by the members at a business meeting or by electronic vote.

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The Steering Committee consists of the

  • Chair of EUNETHYDIS,
  • a treasurer,
  • a convenor of the European ADHD guidelines group (EAGG),
  • the director of EUNETHYDIS International Conferences (EIC),
  • an early career member and
  • up to six other members elected by the members.

Current members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Chair:

    Tobias Banaschewski

    MD, PhD, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg, Medical Director of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), as well as and Deputy Director of the CIMH in Mannheim, Germany. Dr. Banaschewski studied psychology and medicine at the University of Marburg in Germany. He worked as Clinical Assistant in Adult Psychiatry in Marburg and as Clinical and Research Assistant in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Göttingen.
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  • Treasurer:

    Jan K. Buitelaar

    I have a strong clinical and research interest in neuropsychiatric disorders as ADHD, autism and impulsivity and aggression related disorders, and am involved in pharmacological, cognitive, clinical, genetic, and neuroimaging studies in these disorders. I have published more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific papers with more than 35,000 citations, and am among the top 1% of most often cited researchers worldwide, h-index 85 (WoS),115 (GS). Research-ID E-4584-2012. I have been awarded several honours, such as the research price of the Dutch Society of Psychiatry in 2011, the international travelling speaker fellowship 2011/2012 of the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and the Merz Guest Professorship at Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2014. I am vice-president of the ADHD World Federation.
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  • EAGG chair:

    Emily Simonoff

    Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Head of Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Academic Lead for the Child Mental Disorders Clinical Academic Group in King’s Health Partners
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  • Director of EUNETHYDIS International Conferences:

    David Coghill

    Professor Coghill took up post as the Financial Markets Foundation Chair of Developmental Health at the University of Melbourne in February 2016. Prior to this he was professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
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  • Sven Bölte

    Ph.D., is professor of child and adolescent psychiatric science at the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet (KI), and senior clinical psychologist at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center for Psychiatry Research, Stockholm County Council, Sweden. He is director of the KI Centre of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (“KIND”), editor of AUTISM, The Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Psychiatry, and associate editor of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. He is among other things founder of the Scientific Society Autism Spectrum (www.wgas.org) and international ADOS and ADI-R trainer. For his work, he has received several recognitions, such as the ”Life Watch Nordiska Priset”, ”Årets Ljus” (Society Attention), and ”Fellow of the International Society for Autism Research” (INSAR). Professor Bölte has published more than 300 original articles, reviews, book chapters, assessment and intervention tools in the field of ADHD, autism spectrum, and other neurodevelopmental conditions, and has been cited more than 13,500 times (H-index 50).
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  • Samuele Cortese

    I am a clinical academic child and adolescent psychiatrist, combining clinical and research activity. I started my research activity during my training in child and adolescent neuropsychiatry at the Universtity of Verona (Italy) and at the Hospital Robert Debré (Paris, France) completed my PhD on multimodal imaging in biomedicine at the University of Verona, Italy in 2009. I was then awarded a EU Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship to conduct research in translational neuroscience in child and adolescent psychiatry (2010-2013) at the New York University (NYU) Child Study Center and the Department of Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, Verona University, Italy. Following this, I was appointed Associate Professor in Phycology and Medicine at the University of Southampton (2015) and my research programme focuses now mostly on evidence synthesis in child and adolescent psychiatry.
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  • Anouk Scheres

    Since 1997, I am actively conducting research on the nature of ADHD, and on effects of interventions. My experience lies in the neuropsychology of ADHD, designing experimental tasks to measure cognitive and motivational functioning, and I have applied functional neuroimaging techniques. My research has been funded by American and Dutch national funding agencies such as NIMH and NWO. Most recently, I am interested in applying what I have learned to clinical practice. In this context, I decided to be trained as ADHD coach.
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  • Saskia Van der Oord

    She is a licensed Behavior Therapist, and has a lot of clinical experience with (cognitive) behavioral treatment for children and adolescents with psychopathology such as ADHD. She works as a clinical child psycholist/behavior therapist and supervises postmaster psychology students in the Faculty’s assessment and intervention facility Praxis P (https://ppw.kuleuven.be/home/PraxisP/over-praxis-p). Further she is affiliated staff of Developmental Psychology of the University of Amsterdam. She is (co)promotor of several Grants both in the Netherlands (ZONmw/ Kinderpostzegels) and in Belgium (FWO/ Internal funds of the KU Leuven), and is and has been (co)promotor of several Phd students both in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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  • Jonna Kuntsi

    Jonna Kuntsi is Professor of Developmental Disorders and Neuropsychiatry at the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Before joining the SGDP Centre, she studied and worked at University College London (UCL), where her PhD research – a twin study – ignited an interest in research on ADHD that continues to date
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EUNETHYDIS International Conferences (EIC)

EUNETHYDIS International Conferences (EIC) is a charity arranging larger international meetings and training early career scientists. The EIC is chaired by the EIC director, who is proposed by the board of the EIC.

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  • Director of EUNETHYDIS International Conferences:

    David Coghill

    Professor Coghill took up post as the Financial Markets Foundation Chair of Developmental Health at the University of Melbourne in February 2016. Prior to this he was professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
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Early career membership of EUNETHYDIS

Fostering the research career of early career investigators in the field of ADHD and related disorders is a crucial component of EUNETHYDIS and the very core of our mission.

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As per the EUNETHYDIS constitution, “early career-EUNETHYDIS programme members” are early career members of EUNETHYDIS, whose task it is to ensure, under the supervision of the PC chairperson, that young, new talent is able to present at EUNETHYDIS meetings. Usually the early career programme committee members are called upon by the chairperson of EI to fulfil the same role.”

Early career investigators are defined as 3rd year Ph.D. students, postdoctoral Fellows within 2 years of completing their Ph.D., or clinicians in training conducting research on ADHD or related disorders.

Before each EUNETHYDIS meeting, submissions from early career investigators are invited and a number of early career investigators are selected to present their research findings at the early career conference (a satellite meeting to the main conference). The two best contributions are presented at the main meeting.

The overarching purpose is to offer early career investigators a unique opportunity to present their findings to an international audience and to discuss them with senior experts in the field. Over the years, the early career conference has been consistently considered as one of the most valuable components of the EUNETHYDIS meetings. Furthermore, the early career network is perceived as a “living” network in which early investigators shape collaborations among themselves and with senior colleagues beyond the early career conference.