Persson, Martin (Sweden)

Martin Persson is an associate professor at Kristianstad University, Sweden. One of his primary research interests is working with individuals with visible differences or negative body image concerning psychosocial and public health aspects. He has extensive knowledge of working with socially disadvantaged groups across Europe as well as specialising in the methodological and pedagogical development of courses ranging from basic to advance level in psychology, public health and health education.  Martin has considerable experience in coordinating and managing over 30 international projects and has attracted over €10 million in funding to support activities in psychosocial, health and educational areas. He has a PhD in Medicine, Masters Degrees in Public Health and Psychology, and his research has been published in academic peer-review journals and over the last 15 years facilitated a variety of keynotes, lectures, workshops and symposiums for professionals, students and users in his areas of expertise in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.  Currently, he is also the Chair of the EU COST Action CA16234 “European Cleft and Craniofacial Initiative for Equality in Care”, a Horizon 2020 funded network of researchers and practitioners from 26 European countries – http://ecce.nu