#ReMOambassadors campaign

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Meet Researcher Mental Health Observatory COST Action‘s first #ReMOambassador: Psiholog Claudia Iacob (Claudia Iuliana Iacob) from Romania, who is answering us three questions on herself and her motivation.

Please tell us something about yourself. What is your professional background?

I have a PhD in Psychology and work as a teaching assistant in the Department of Applied Psychology and Psychotherapy at the University of Bucharest. In addition, I am clinical psychology and cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy supervisor accredited by the Romanian College of Psychologists. I have over 12 years of professional experience in the psychological care of children and adults with emotional and neurodevelopmental disorders. Since 2017, I have combined psychological practice with teaching and research activities. I became active as a researcher in the Laboratory of Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Bucharest and in several projects funded by the Erasmus+ program. My research interests include disability, resilience, education, vulnerable groups, and mental and behavioural health.

Why have you decided to become a ReMO ambassador? What was your motivation for applying for the ReMO Training school?

I wanted to become a ReMO Ambassador because I strongly believe in the message of the ReMO project. I want to contribute to popularizing the importance of mental health among researchers and the strategies by which they can be supported at the institutional and policy level. I was motivated to participate in the training school by the expertise of trainers who have already produced changes in their countries or institutions. Learning from good practices inspires me and gives me the confidence to act in the right direction.

What is the key issue you would like to tackle in your working environment/your country?

First of all, I think it is important to create a safe space for people to talk, because communication and cooperation pave the way for change. Secondly, a key point is the resources that institutions make available to researchers. And when I say resources, I think of the technological basis for research, research training, professional guidance during research, socio-emotional support and a healthy work culture. It is crucial for institutions to realize that research performance is achieved when they provide researchers with the resources they need to thrive.

Thanks to COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology for financial support, Radenka Krsmanović Whiffen, Stéphanie Gauttier, Brian Cahill and Solymosi Katalin for organization of the campaign, and Amil Orahovac for the design and illustration.

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