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Prof. Dr. Ines Mürner-Lavanchy - Youth Mental Health

Mürner-Lavanchy Ines

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Ines Mürner-Lavanchy will take up her professorship in Youth Mental Health at the Faculty of Psychology on March 1, 2024.

Ines Mürner-Lavanchy studied psychology at the University of Bern where she obtained a doctorate in 2014 with a doctoral thesis on brain development in very preterm born children. She then worked in neuropediatrics at the University Children’s Hospital Bern as a postdoc and clinical neuropsychologist before transferring to the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, as a research fellow in 2017. She has been senior academic resident at the University Hospital for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Bern since 2018.

Mürner-Lavanchy’s teaching and research focus on the topic of child and adolescent psychology. Her particular interest is in transdiagnostic symptoms of emotional dysregulation in children and adolescents, such as pathological irritability and self-harm. Her research aims to improve the understanding of the development of mental illnesses through a combination of neurocognitive, biophysiological and everyday approaches, and to contribute to preventing them. Her work is characterized by a holistic consideration of mental health in the context of development and psychiatric and somatic diseases.

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