Dr Ulrich Reininghaus is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Maastricht University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Health and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His scientific career to date has been that of a psychologist with a strong interest in social psychiatry, psychiatric epidemiology and public mental health, focusing on the onset, course, and outcome of psychosis. Ulrich was awarded a Ph.D. in Social and Community Psychiatry by Queen Mary University of London in 2011, having previously obtained an MSc in Mental Health Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, in 2005, and a Diploma in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.) at the University of Hamburg in 2006. His studies were funded by a scholarship grant by the Evangelisches Studienwerk, Villigst, Germany. Ulrich was formerly a Research Associate at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, working on the 10-year MRC funded follow-up of the Aetiology and Ethnicity in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (ÆSOP) study, and a Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, funded through a doctoral Research Training Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), UK. The research he conducted as part of his NIHR Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, used the Experience Sampling Method to investigate stress sensitivity, aberrant salience, and threat anticipation as potential candidate mechanisms through which exposure to social adversity, particularly in childhood, may increase risk for psychosis. His work at Maastricht University is funded by a Veni grant from the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) to investigate whether reasoning biases are a causal mechanism in the development of delusions in daily life, combining a real-life temporal association with an interventionist causal-model approach. Ulrich also currently is a Principal Investigator of the ZonMw funded transdiagnostic ecological momentary intervention trial for fmproving self-esteem in traumatized youth (SELFIE)and coordinates the analysis of experience sampling data of the European Network of National Networks studying Gene-Environment Interactions in Schizophrenia (EU-GEI).
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