Dr. Björn Meyer is the Research Director at GAIA. Trained as a clinical psychologist at the University of Miami, he completed a postdoctoral fellowships at the Western Psychiatric Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and held previous academic posts as Assistant Professor, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Research Associate at several universities in the USA, UK and Germany (e.g., Louisiana State University; Roehampton University and City University, London; University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf). He is a certified clinical psychologist specializing in CBT for depression and anxiety disorders (Germany: licensed "psychological psychotherapist") and Honorary Research Fellow at City University, London. He has served as Associate Editor of the journal Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice (2005-2011) and has published more than 60 chapters and articles in journals such as the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychological Assessment, the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Internet Interventions, and BMJ. On scholar.google.com, he has 70 publications, 2716 citations and an h-index of 27. He has been involved in grant-funded research for 20 years, with a primary focus on the etiology and treatment of mood disorders and the development and evaluation of internet-based interventions for mental disorders.