Professor Ulrich Reininghaus
Ulrich Reininghaus is Heisenberg Professor at the Department of Public Mental Health, Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Mannheim, and a Visiting Professor at the Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Professor Reininghaus was awarded a Ph.D. in Social and Community Psychiatry by Queen Mary University of London in 2011. He trained as a postdoc at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, and the Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His interest in innovative mHealth assessment and intervention then led him to work at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Maastricht University, where he was last appointed as Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the Division of Mental Health before he moved to CIMH in 2018 to head the newly established Department of Public Mental Health.
Professor Reininghaus has been awarded several competitive fellowships for his work, including by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and most recently a Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation (DFG) to establish the new Department of Public Mental Health at CIMH. He has further received competitive funding from the EU, ZonMW, BMBF, and MWK, and is Associate Editor of the journal Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, for which he commissions a state-of-the-art review series.
My main research interests are in the ecological translation of evidence-based innovations in public mental health provision using innovative translational, participatory, evaluation, and implementation science frameworks for evidence-based mental health promotion, mental disorder prevention and mental health care.