Academic Researcher, PhD Supervisor, University of Sydney
Dr. Bettina Friedrich is a psychologist and researcher.
Bettina has worked in the in the research areas of mental health and mental health stigma at different international academic research departments: USA (UCSD), Australia (USyd), England (King's College London) and Germany (University of Würzburg). In addition to this she has worked for a year as a free-lance journalist for the Braunschweiger Zeitung. Her main areas are Clinical Psychology, Media Psychology and Cross Cultural Psychology.
She is particularly interested in social-psychiatric questions in health communication. She is investigating for example how we use media to communicate about mental health and how this impacts on mental health related stigma and self-stigma. She has also worked on the evaluation of Time to Change, the national mental health campaign of England which is the biggest of its kind world-wide.
Bettina is also involved with the Global Anti Stigma Alliance (GASA), a network of 120+ stigma researchers and health educators from five continents. She produces the quarter-annual newsletter for GASA.
Bettina obtained her PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland (Department of Psychology).
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