University of Zurich - Germany
Andreas Maercker, PhD, MD, completed his medical and psychological education in Halle/Saale and Berlin in former East Germany. He received his PhD on at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. In 1999, he became Professor of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Technology in Dresden, where he directed the Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research and treatment center. In 2005 he was appointed as chair and full professor of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich. Professor Maercker is or has been principal and co-investigator in numerous national and international studies in traumatic stress research, clinical gerontopsychology, electronic mental health and cultural clinical psychology and has published more than 200 peer review articles. He authored or edited 14 scientific or therapeutic books. He served on Board of the Directors in the national, European, and International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Since 2011 Dr. Maercker is chair of the working group “Disorders specifically associated with stress” at WHO’s ICD-11 development. In 2016 he received funding for a WHO project on “Development of an e-Mental Health intervention for people suffering from depression or anxiety in low and middle income countries”. In 2017, he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of his scientific work and work in honorary capacity in psychotraumatology and the clinical care of traumatized persons.