Prof. Nicolas Rüsch, MD, MSt

Head of Section Public Mental Health

Postal address:
Section Public Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University
Parkstraße 11
89073 Ulm, Germany

Phone: +49 731 500-62300
Fax: +49 731 500-62302

E-Mail: nicolas.ruesch@uni-ulm.de

Nicolas Rüsch is Professor for Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University and BKH Günzburg.

Current research interests
  • Mental illness stigma
  • Attitudes to treatment and mental health service use
  • Anti-stigma interventions
  • Self-concept and disclosure of mental illness
  • Mental illness and unemployment
Important international co-operation partners
  • Prof. Patrick W. Corrigan, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.
  • Prof. Sir Graham Thornicroft, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK
  • Dr. Sara Evans-Lacko, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK
  • Dr. Roland Zahn, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK
Teaching
  • since 2001 Teaching of undergraduate medical students
  • since 2003 Co-supervision of MD (Dr. med.) graduate students 
  • 2007 - 2009 Co-supervision of PhD graduate students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  • since 2011 Teaching of psychology students in social psychiatry
  • since 2016 responsible for teaching of medical students in psychiatry

 

1990 - 1994Study of classics (Greek & Latin languages and literature) in Munich, Tübingen and Oxford; Master of Studies (MSt), University of Oxford, UK
1994 – 2000Medical school, University of Freiburg, Germany
2000Doctor of medicine (Dissertation, Dr. med.), University of Freiburg, Germany
2001 – 2005Resident in training, adult psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany
2005 – 2006Resident in training, neurology, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Rome, Italy
2007Completion of specialist training in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Freiburg, Germany 
2007 – 2009EU Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, llinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, U.S.
2009"Habilitation" (equivalent honorary senior lecturership), Medical Faculty, University of Freiburg, Germany
2010 - 2013Consultant Psychiatrist, Outpatient Crisis Intervention Center & Research Fellow, Psychiatric University Hospital Zürich, Department of Social and General Psychiatry, Switzerland
since 2013Professor of Public Mental Health and Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University and BKH Günzburg, Germany

 

  • 2019 Klaus-Koeppen-Award for Social Innovation of the Gips-Schuele-Foundation
  • 2018 Research Award of the German Society for Social Psychiatry (DGSP), Germany
  • 2017 Anti-Stigma Award of the German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics (DGPPN), Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 Prix Perspectives, Zug, Switzerland
  • 2007 Award of the Hamburg Society for Research and Therapy of Personality Disorders, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2007 Young Investigator Award of the National Educational Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, 2nd place, New York, U.S.
Editor
  • since 2020: Editor of Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Editorial Board
  • since 2016: Stigma and Health
  • 2017-2019: Psychiatry Research
  • since 2020: Co-Chair World Psychiatric Association, Section Stigma and Mental Illness
Publications