Steering and work groups

Steering group

The steering group is responsible for overseeing the strategy and progress of the network. It comprises people from different European countries and is responsible for setting boundaries regarding the focus of EuroPSI, creating and carrying out a plan of action, organising events and directing who does the work of the network (delegating tasks such as the maintenance of the website and mailing list) and liaising with the advisory group and membership. It is currently made up as follows:

Katinka Schweizer - Chair

Katinka Schweizer Dr.phil. MSc (Social Psychology), Clinical Psychologist, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Sex/Gender Researcher - University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Fachkliniken Nordfriesland & private practice, Germany

Katrina Roen

Katrina Roen PhD - Social Psychologist - University of Oslo

Julie Alderson - Treasurer

Julie Alderson D. Clin. Psychol. – Clinical Psychologist - Bristol NHS Trust, UK

Nina Callens

Nina Callens PhD – Clinical Psychologist/ Postdoctoral Researcher - University Hospital Ghent, Belgium & University of Michigan, USA

Peter Hegarty

Peter Hegarty Professor of Psychology - University of Surrey - UK

Verena Schönbucher

Verena Schönbucher Dr. phil. - Clinical Psychologist, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Sex Researcher, Sex Therapist - Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Work groups

The work groups are responsible for developing areas of focus identified as priorities by the network. It is currently made up as follows:

Research innovation
Focusing on doing, promoting and using psychosocial research relating to intersex/dsd:
Katrina Roen (chair): Social Psychologist - Norway

Clinical excellence
Contributing to the development and promotion of psychosocially-informed clinical approaches:
Franco D’Alberton (chair): Clinical Psychologist - Italy

Public engagement
Contributing to future EuroPSI events and public engagement:
David Griffiths

Professional education
Contributing to the translation of psychosocial understandings about intersex/dsd for inclusion in health professionals’ training:
Lih-Mei Liao (chair): Consultant Clinical Psychologist - UK