Hans-Christoph Steinhausen

​Honorary Senior Research Consultant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre, Mental Health Services, Capital Region. Professor, Institute of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland.


Curriculum Vitae Hans-Christoph E. Steinhausen

 MD, Dipl Psych, PhD, DMSc


Educational data 

Medical School: University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany 1964 - 1966

University of Hamburg, Germany 1966 - 1969


 Medical State Board Examination, Hamburg 1970


 Doctoral thesis (M.D.) "Personality and parental attitudes in diabetic mothers",


 University of Hamburg, 1970

Psychology School: University of Erlangen, 1964 – 1965, University of Hamburg,


 1970 - 1973


 Diploma in Psychology (Dipl. Psych.), Hamburg, 1973

Doctoral thesis (PhD): "Personality and psychosocial adaptation

in hemophilia", University of Hamburg, 1975



 Rotating internship in medicine, surgery, and psychosomatic pediatrics

at Harbour Hospital Hamburg, General Hospital Hamburg-Barmbek, and


 Children's Hospital, University of Hamburg, 1970 - 1971

Stipendiate by the German Research Council, 1971 – 1972, Children's Hospital,  University of Hamburg


 Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Children's Hospital, University  of Hamburg, 1972 - 1976


 License to practice Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1976


 License to practice Behavior Therapy, 1980


 Postdoctoral Dissertation (DMSc) in Psychosomatic Pediatrics,

University of Hamburg, 1976



Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and

Neurology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1976 - 1979


 Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology, Free


 University of Berlin, Germany, 1979 - 1987


 Professor and Chairman, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,


 University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1987 – 2008


 Professor, Aalborg Psychiatric Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark


 2008 – 2012, University Hospital Aalborg, Denmark 2013 - 2016


Professor, Institute of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2008


Emeritus Professor, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 2008


Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2013


Professor emeritus, University of Aalborg, Denmark, 2016


Honorary Senior Research Consultant, Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental

Health, Region H Psychiatry, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2016


Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 2018


Editorial Board Member and Reviewer 

Journal of Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, 1982-1984

Acta Paedopsychiatrica, 1988 - 1991

Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 1993-1994


 European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 1986 - present


 Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 1989 - present


 Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, 1989 - 2010


 Child and Youth Psychiatry - European Perspectives, 1990 - 1992


 European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Founding Co-Editor, 1991- 2004


 Verhaltenstherapie, 1991 - 2011


 Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 1992 - 1997, Associate Editor 1998 - 2015


 Kindheit und Entwicklung, 1996 - 2010


 International Journal of Eating Disorder, 1996 - 2015


Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 1998 - 2007

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Advisory Board, 1999 – 2005,

Editorial Board 2005 - present


 Schweizer Archiv für Neurologie und Psychiatrie, 1999 - 2014


 Eating Behaviors, 2000 - present


 Info Neurologie & Psychiatrie, 2003 – present


 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 2007 - present


 Journal of Attention Disorders, 2017 – present


 Translational Developmental Psychiatry, 2017 - present



Ad hoc Reviewer

Acta Paediatrica

 American Journal of Psychiatry

 Applied Psychology: An International Review

 Archives of General Psychiatry / JAMA Psychiatry

 British Journal of Psychiatry

 European Archives of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences

 European Journal of Pediatrics

 European Neuropsychopharmacology

 Fortschritte der psychologischen Forschung

 Hormone Research


 International Journal of Behavioral Development


 Jahrbuch der Medizinischen Psychologie


 Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology


 Journal of Affective Disorders


 Journal of Anxiety Disorders


 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


 Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics


 Journal of Pediatric Psychology


 Journal of Psychosomatic Research


 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


 Monatsschrift für Kinderheilkunde


 Nordic Journal of Psychiatry


 Psychological Bulletin


 Psychological Medicine


 Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie



German Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


 Swiss Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


 Danish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


 Swiss Society for Psychiatric Epidemiology, President 2001 - 2005


Swiss Society for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Founding Committee

Member, Vice-President 1995 - 1998, President 1998 – 2001


International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section, World Psychiatric Association, 1996


 Eating Disorders Research Society, 1996


International Federation of Psychiatric Epidemiology, Committee member,


2004 – 2010


 European Network on Hyperkinetic Disorders (EUNETHYDIS), 1995 - present


 European ADHD Guidelines Group (EAGG), 1995 - present


Academy of Behaviour Therapy in Children and Adolescents; Universities of

Basel, Fribourg, and Zurich, Vice-President, 2003 – 2005, President 2005 - 2007


Interdisziplinäres Netzwerk für ADHD Qualitätssicherung (INAQ), Founding

Committee Member, 2002 – 2008


 European Interdisciplinary Network on ADHD Quality Assurance (EINAQ),


 Steering Committee Member, 2003 – 2008 



City of West-Berlin, Health Department, Medical Consultant for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1980 - 1987


 German Federal Institute of Medical and Pharmacological Examination, Expert

for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1984 – 1992


American Academy of Child Psychiatry, Committee on Research, 1985 – 1990


Centre for Psychobiological and Psychosomatic Research, Scientific Advisory

Board, University of Trier, Germany, 1998 – 2000


German Federal Ministry of Health


 German Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (BMFT)


 Swiss Federal Department of Health


Swissmedic (National Medical Control Agency)


Italian Ministry of Health, 2008


World Health Organization


German Research Council (D), 1981 -


Volkswagen Foundation (D), 1993 –


 Robert Bosch Foundation (D), 1986


 Klaus Tschira Foundation (D), 2000


 Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (D), 2005


 Helmut Horten Foundation (CH), 1997


 Swiss National Science Foundation, 1989 -


 Schweizerische Stiftung für Alkoholforschung (CH), 2006


 Swiss Anorexia Foundation, 2008


Austrian National Funds, 1984


 Medical Research Council (GB), 1999 –


 The Wellcome Trust (GB), 1995 –


 PPP Healthcare Medical Trust (GB), 2001 –


 The Academy of Finland, 2010 –


 Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (Canada), 2007 –


 Eli Lilly (Pharmaceutical Industry)



 Janssen Cilag (Pharmaceutical Industry)


 Medice (Pharmaceutical Industry)


 Novartis (Pharmaceutical Industry)


 Shire (Pharmaceutical Industry)


 UCB (Pharmaceutical Industry)



Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Switzerland, 2008


 Honorary member, Swiss Society for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, 2008


Honorary member, Tourette Society Switzerland, 2008


Honorary Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2013


 Honorary member, Danish Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2016


 Adjunct Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, 2018




Lectures and Seminars for Undergraduates in Medicine, Psychology, and Special

Education at the Universities of Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Basel, Aarhus, and

Aalborg since 1971


 Supervision and completion of 30 MD theses, 13 PhD theses, and 51 MA/MSc

(psychology) theses at the universities of Hamburg, Berlin, Zurich, Basel


National and international key-lectures and presentations, organization of

symposia and workshops


 Convenor of more than 30 national and international scientific and postgraduate

educational conferences


Research management

Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-PI in a large series of research projects

 since 1971 with grants from the German Research Council, Volkswagen


Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, European

Union, National Institute of Mental Health (USA)  



Around 900 publications including 400 original articles, 57 books and special

issues (author and editor), more than 70 handbook chapters, 120 book chapters

and 215 brief communications.

 H-Index 78, i10-index 311 (Google Scholar 04.2018)