Kronikgune is an international excellence research centre specialized on chronicity. It entrusts institutional representation on international projects and actions aimed at developing products and services and their deployment for the whole Basque population (2,2M inhabitants). The aim of this research centre is to enable innovative practices and the structured generation of scientific evidence regarding chronicity and health services sustainability. Kronikgune is constituted by more than 300 researchers that belong to the Basque Public Health Service (Osakidetza). The specialization areas of Kronikgune are: The health, social and economic consequences of chronicity; Models for identifying chronic patients; The design and implementation of personalized (patient-centred) interventions;

Integrated care systems; e-Health and the use of technology in this field.

Carlota Las Hayas

Principal Investigator - UPRIGHT

E-mail: clashayas@kronikgune.org
Phone: 34944007796

Carlota Las Hayas (Basque country, Spain), PhD in Psychology, is a senior researcher with experience in quantitative and qualitative methods in the field of Health Psychology. She has authored-coauthored more than 50 publications on the topics of resilience, psychometrics, patient reported outcomes, mental health, quality of life, eating disorders and wellbeing among others. She is an accredited teacher by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality and Accreditation, and she is an invited lecturer at different universities. She has previous experience in management of international projects.

Esteban De Manuel Keenoy

Coordinator UPRIGHT

E-mail: edemanuel@kronikgune.org
Phone: 34944007794

Ane Fullaondo

Deputy to Coordinator

E-mail: afullaondo@kronikgune.org
Phone: 34944007792

Irantzu Izco-Basurko

Project manager UPRIGHT

E-mail: iizco@kronikgune.org
Phone: 34944007799

Olatz Albaina

WP Lead

E-mail: oalbaina@kronikgune.org
Phone: 34944007797

Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) is a top research center in Italy (Trentino region) bringing its 30 years’ expertise on artificial intelligence to scientific-technological innovation (ICT Centers, Create-Net, Materials and Microsystems) as well as to social and cultural innovation (ISIG, ISR, IRVAPP Centers). The main areas of intervention of FBK are: health and wellbeing, smart cities and communities, industry 4.0, big science, environment and energy. The High Impact Initiative on Health & Wellbeing at FBK, involved in UPRIGHT, develops personalized interventions for health promotion, lifestyles and self-care in chronic conditions, by deploying innovative virtual coaching solutions.

Silvia Gabrielli

PhD, Project Manager (Trentino pilot), FBK

E-mail: sgabrielli@fbk.eu
Telefono: 0461 312 477

Silvia is a senior researcher at FBK High Impact Initiative on Health & Wellbeing. She holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Sciences and a Master degree in Psychology. Her expertise is on participatory methods and the co-design of Personal Healthcare solutions for mental health, motor-cognitive rehabilitation and chronic patients. She has a track record of more than 50 publications in International Conferences and Journals in the area of HCI and she is adjunct professor of HCI at the University of Trento. She has worked in several EU projects funded by FP7 and H2020.

Silvia Rizzi

Mental Health expert, FBK

E-mail: srizzi@fbk.eu
Telefono: 0461 312 415

Sara Carbone

Mental Health expert, FBK

E-mail: scarbone@fbk.eu
Telefono: 0461 312 471

Day Care Centre for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric and Speech Disorders in Wroclaw is an independent public health care institution owned by the Marshal Office of Lower Silesia. All medical services are funded by the National Health Fund.

Day Care Centre for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric and Speech Disorders received the certificate of the Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2008 in 2009.

It approves the high quality of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental and developmental disorders. We cooperate with Humanistic Sciences University in Wroclaw, Pedagogy Institute in Wroclaw and Wroclaw Medical University. We provide trainings for psychiatrists, psychologist and pedagogy students as well as psychiatric nurses in the field of psychiatry developmental disorders.

Additional activity:

  • Scientific conferences „Wroclaw Encounters with Psyche” (6 regular editions)
  • Regional seminars for professionals „Wroclaw Encounters with Psyche”
  • Illness preventive and health promoting programmes (2007-2014: 22 programmes accomplished. (The main objectives included speech and educational developmental disorders, mental health promotion and community psychiatry services model development.

Iwona Mazur

Ph.D, PM (Poland pilot)

E-mail: dyrektor@dopdim.pl
Tel: 71 352-79-91

Iwona Mazur, Ph.D. is an economist and an expert in the field of mental healthcare management. She cooperates with decision-making institutions and legislative institutions in Poland and Europe, in creating conditions improving the quality of psychiatric care and promotion of mental health. She is the CEO of the Day Care Centre for Children and Adolescents with Psychiatric and Speech Disorders in Wroclaw (Poland). She is a member of the Polish and European Association of Public Health. She is the Assistant Professor of public health and health management of the Wroclaw Medical University (Department of Public Health). She is an attendant of many meetings and international conferences dedicated to mental health, public health and health management. Dr Iwona Mazur is the author of many scientific articles and books concerning public health, health care, psychiatry care and management of health care system.

Anna Królicka-Deręgowska

Ph.D, Mental Health expert

E-mail: sekretariat@dopdim.pl
Tel: 71 352-79-91

Renata Poteralska

Mental Health expert

E-mail: sekretariat@dopdim.pl
Tel: 71 352-79-91

Joanna Gąsior

Mental Health expert

E-mail: sekretariat@dopdim.pl
Tel: 71 352-79-91

Piotr Czyż

Mental Health expert

E-mail: sekretariat@dopdim.pl
Tel: 71 352-79-91

Aarhus University/Danish School of Education (DPU)

DPU constitutes Denmark’s largest and strongest university environment for basic and applied research within the field of education and educational theory. The school offers a number of postgraduate programmes within the fields of preschool, compulsory schooling and lifelong learning. Researchers at the Danish School of Education are grouped in a number of research programmes which provide the topical and organisational framework for the department’s research.

Hans Henrik Knoop

PM (Denmark pilot)

E-mail: Knoop@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4520954960

Mette Marie Ledertoug

Project Manager (Denmark pilot)

E-mail: mele@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4522766339

Nina Tange

Mental Health expert

E-mail: Nina@edu.au.dk
Phone: +4526300414

University of Iceland

The University of Iceland (UI) is the leading institution of research and higher education in Iceland; it is a progressive educational and scientific institution, renowned for research in the global scientific community. The University of Iceland is a state university, situated in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland. UI is organised into five schools, including School of Education which is divided into four faculties. Participation in the UPRIGHT project is managed by the Head of Faculty of Health Promotion sport and leisure studies, Prof. Anna S Olafsdottir.
At the School of Education diverse research is carried out in the fields of education, pedagogy and training, for the purpose of creating new knowledge for the benefit of Icelandic society. All academic programmes at the School of Education are strongly linked to the workplaces of those professions the school educates, such as schools and other societal institutions. Within the project team there is extensive experience in conducting research-based intervention programmes in schools. Furthermore, within the study group the emphasis has been on health promotion with a holistic approach focusing on wellbeing and mental health.

Anna Sigríður Ólafsdóttir

Project Manager (Iceland pilot)

E-mail: annaso@hi.is
Phone: +354-5255327

Dr. Anna S Olafsdottir is Professor and Head of Faculty of Health Promotion sport and leisure studies at the School of Education, University of Iceland. Her focus in research has been on health behaviors, behavior modification and health promotion with focus on a holistic view.
She has an extensive experience in conducting research, both cross-sectional, longitudinal and in intervention form in schools. Main research fields include dietary behavior in relation to weight management, body composition, lifestyle and health in terms of health promotion, prevention, treatment. Focus on multidisciplinary research working in close cooperation with scientist and health specialists from other fields. Other experience in the field involves the development of research methods, research tools and study design. Also, she has over the years worked in close collaboration with the Directorate of Health in Iceland, which also in engaged in the Upright project.

Ingibjörg Vala Kaldalóns

PhD, Expert in positive education

E-mail: ingakald@hi.is
Phone:

Bryndís Jóna Jónsdóttir

MA in Education and Career Counselling

E-mail: bryndisjona@hi.is
Phone:

Alda Ingibergsdóttir

PhD student

E-mail: aldai@hi.is
Phone:

Hrefna Pálsdóttir

PhD student

E-mail: hrefnapals@hi.is
Phone:

Unnur Björk Arnfjörð

Researcher

E-mail: ubj@hi.is
Phone:

The Directorate of Health:

The Directorate of Health in Iceland (DOHI) is a government agency that serves under the Ministry of Welfare and is headed by the Director of Health. Its principal role is public health promotion and prevention, including disease prevention, and promoting accessible, safe, high-quality health care in Iceland. The management of DOHI consists of six Heads of Division as well as the Director of Health. Participation in the UPRIGHT project is managed by the Division of Health Determinants which is headed by Dr. Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir. The DOHI has extensive experience in managing large scale projects and collaborations with schools as well as governmental collaboration and policy development. The Division of Health Determinants coordinates the Health Promoting School (HPS) model in Iceland where it collaborates with schools nationally across educational levels in creating school environment that promotes health and wellbeing, including mental health.

Dóra Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir

Mental health Expert

E-mail: dora@landlaeknir.is
Phone: +3545101949

Dr. Dora Gudrun Gudmundsdottir, project leader for WP6 is Head of Division of Determinants of Health at the Directorate of Health in Iceland, where she coordinates national efforts to promote health and wellbeing. Dr. Gudmundsdottir serves as the National Focal Point for Iceland in the European Commission’s Health Programme and was Leader of Dissemination for the Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing. She is a founding member of IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association), founding member of CAPP (Center for Applied Positive Psychology) and a board member of INTERCAMHS (International alliance for children and adolescents’ mental health and school). Dr. Gudmundsdottir was President of the European Network on Positive Psychology and Affiliate with the Well-being Institute at Cambridge University, as well as Director of Academic Diploma Program in Positive Psychology at the University of Iceland. Dr. Gudmundsdottir is Iceland’s primary expert on happiness and wellbeing.

Sólveig Karlsdóttir

Project Manager, Directorate of Health

E-mail: solveig@landlaeknir.is
Phone: +3545101900

Norvegian University of Science and Technology:

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) has a main profile in science and technology and a variety of programs of professional study that includes medicine, health sciences, educational science, social sciences, and psychology. NTNU is the largest university in Norway today and it is oriented towards excellence in international research. The NTNU has an active participation in the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (H2020) with 135 signed projects in 2019. Health is one of the four strategic research areas whose aim is to create innovative solutions to complex health challenges.
The Resilience Center of the NTNU is part of the Psychology Department of the NTNU. The center focuses on resilience research on adults and adolescents, both in clinical and non-clinical settings, across different cultural settings, with a life-span developmental perspective.

Odin Hjemdal

Mental health Expert/statistics

E-mail: odin.hjemdal@ntnu.no
Phone: +4773597889

Roxanna Morote

Mental health Expert/statistics

E-mail: roxanna.morote@ntnu.no
Phone:

Frederick Anyan

Mental health Expert/statistics

E-mail: frederick.anyan@ntnu.no
Phone: +4773597496