The European Bipolar Forum were proud to have the following speaker appearing at the conference.
Jan Scott is Professor of Psychological Medicine at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry and a Distinguished Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Professor Scott trained in psychiatry in Newcastle upon Tyne and was then a professor in Glasgow and the Institute of Psychiatry in London, before returning to Newcastle. Professor Scott also held visiting academic posts with Aaron Beck at the Penn State University in Philadelphia, Eugene Paykel at Cambridge University, and Eduard Vieta in Barcelona and was also awarded the RCPsych travelling scholarship to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Jan Scott is an internationally renowned expert in the use of CBT in the treatment of depression and bipolar disorder and her research focuses on combined treatment strategies (using pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy) for individuals with difficult to treat mood disorders and treatment resistant psychosis, and the investigation of the role of psychosocial and cognitive factors in the onset and prognosis of severe mental disorders. Professor Scott is an internationally renowned author and has over 250 publications on these topics, including ‘Overcoming Mood Swings’. Head of Glasgow University’s Department of Psychiatry, she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapists. She is also a trustee of the Mental Health Foundation.