Brandon Hamber

Violent Histories and Painful Memories: Reflections on experiences from Northern Ireland and beyond

Professor Brandon Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill Chair in Peace at Ulster University based at the International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE). He is also a member of the Transitional Justice Institute at the university. He trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa. He has undertaken consulting and research work, and participated in various peace and reconciliation initiatives in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Liberia, Mozambique, Bosnia, Colombia, the Basque Country and Sierra Leone, among others. He has published some 30 journal articles, over 25 book chapters and 4 books. Transforming Societies after Political Violence: Truth, Reconciliation, and Mental Health was published by Springer in 2009, and republished in Spanish by Ediciones Bellaterra. In 2015, with Springer he published Psychosocial Perspectives on Peacebuilding (Editors: Hamber and Elizabeth Gallagher) and Healing and Change in the City of Gold: Case Studies of Coping and Support in Johannesburg (Editors: Ingrid Palmary, Hamber, Lorena Núñez). He has been awarded The Paul Harris medal for contributions to peace by Rotary (2013), and was listed as one of the “Top 100: The most influential people in armed violence reduction” by the Action on Armed Violence Network (2013/2014). Professor Hamber is a board member of Healing Through Remembering (Northern Ireland) and Impunity Watch (Netherlands). He is on the Society Advisory Group of the British Council.

Hee-Sup Shin

The neurobiological mechanism underlying EMDR therapy of fear disorders

Hee-Sup Shin, MD is director of the Center for Cognition and Sociality, leading the the Social Neuroscience group in the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in Daejeon, Korea.
He received his MD in immunology from the College of Medicine of Seoul National University in 1974. In 1983, he obtained a PhD in genetics and cell biology from Cornell University, USA.
His research work is aimed at understanding how changes in calcium dynamics in nerve cells regulate brain functions. His work contains numerous publications and awards in the Republic of Korea and the USA.

Peter Liebermann

Between riding on principles and whateverism - where is EMDR going?

Peter Liebermann MD works in a private practice in Leverkusen, Germany. He specialises in psychiatry and psychotherapy, and is an EMDR-Trainer (EMDR Europe), part of the EMDR Trainer Cooperation.
He was co-founder of the German speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT) and deputy head of the working group on acute traumatisation of DeGPT. He was also a founding member and board member of EMDR Germany (president 2005-2012) and has been treasurer of EMDR Europe till 11/2019. He teaches for various psychotherapeutic training institutions and is a member of the steering group of the German PTSD guidelines.

Chris Lee

EMDR Therapy and Research: What have we got right and what can we improve

Christopher Lee is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University and has worked in a private practice alongside for 25 years. He is a clinical psychologist, a certified trainer by both the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and the International Society of Schema Therapists. He authored numerous publications on the treatment of PTSD and personality disorders . He has received several rewards for his research, including the Francine Shapiro award for research excellence and a special recognition award from EMDRIA for his work on having EMDR officially recognised by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the USA.

Jonathan Lee

Dissecting the impact of BAS on specific memory phases: relevance for the mechanistic understanding of EMDR

Jonathan Lee is a behavioural neuroscientist interested in the mechanisms and functions of memory processes, in particular the phenomenon of memory reconsolidation.
He has a PhD in Experimental Psychology, and is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Birmingham. He published many papers and his current research focuses on the potential targeting of the memory destabilisation-reconsolidation process to reduce the impact of traumatic and addictive drug memories on anxious and drug-seeking behaviours.