Antonio Martins-Mourao, PhD., AFBPsS, FHEA, Clinical Director
Dr Martins-Mourao is a clinical neuropsychophysiologist with a doctorate in developmental psychology from University College London. He is a Chartered Member of the clinical division of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an academic researcher who has lectured in psychophysiology and mental health at the Open University, where he also founded the QEEG & Brain Research Lab, dedicated to research into anxiety disorders and the identification of neuromarkers for OCD and PTSD. He is currently collaborating with Professor Juri Kropotov (see below) in neuromarker research projects at the Laboratory for Neurobiology of Action programming at the Institute of the Human Brain (Russian Academy of Sciences). Dr Martins-Mourao uses an innovative pedagogical design to deliver training workshops in QEEG brain mapping to psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, and other mental health specialists in the UK, Europe, and beyond. He is an Associate Fellow of the BPS, a Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy, and a member of the British Neuroscience Association and the Society for Applied Neuroscience. He also sits on the board of directors of the Foundation for Neuromodulation and Neurofeedback Research in the USA and is co-author of the book Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback in the 21st Century: A Handbook for Clinicians and Researchers. His other interests include theology, comparative religion, screenwriting and sailing.
MENTORS AND CONSULTING TEAM
Juri Kropotov, BSc., PhD.
Professor Kropotov is the director of the Laboratory for Neurobiology of Action programming at the Institute of the Human Brain (Russian Academy of Sciences) in St. Petersburg, and Invi-ted Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Norwegian University for Science and Technology NTNU, in Trondheim, Norway. He has published over 100 research papers and written several books. This includes QEEG, ERP and Neurotherapy , which deals with the technical and conceptual aspects of QEEG and ERP recording for the understanding of mental health conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, and OCD, and Functional Neuromarkers for Psychiatry, which focuses on cutting-edge methodolo-gies to diagnose mental health conditions. Professor Kropotov is a winner of the Russian equivalent to the Nobel prize for science and one of the developers of the Mitsar EEG amplifiers and software, currently used at londonSci Neuro. Professor Kropotov has lectured in the Open University Neuroscience of Neuromodulation workshop series promoted by the QEEG & Brain Research Lab.
Jay Gunkelman, BSc., QEEG-D
Mr Jay Gunkelman is recognised as one of the leaders in the field of EEG and QEEG and has processed several hundreds of thousands of EEGs since 1972. He has written hundreds of research papers, and articles that have been published internationally. He has also sat on the boards of the Association for Applied Psycho-physiology and Biofeedback, AAPB and International Society for Neurofeed-back Research, ISNR, and has lectured on QEEG at neuroscience meetings worldwide, including the Open Univer-sity Neuroscience of Neu-romodulation workshop series promo-ted by the QEEG & Brain Research Lab. Jay has co-authored the highly influential Johnstone, Gunkelman & Lundt (2005) paper on Clinical Database Development: Characterization of EEG Phenotypes, and Art of Artifacting. Jay is a major force behind the training of a new generation of QEEG experts world-wide. He founded - and was Chief Science Officer of - Brain Science International BSI, and is an active, influential environmentalist who specialises in advanced laser mechanisms to monitor pollution levels in the San Francisco bay area.
Richard Gevirtz, BSc., PhD.
Dr Gevirtz is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Alliant International University in San Diego, and a world-leading authority in self-regulation. He has led research and clinical work in applied psychophysiology and biofeed-back for the last forty years, and from 2006-7 was the president of the Association for Applied Psychophysio-logy and Bio-feedback, AAPB. His primary research interests include the physiological and psychological me-diators involved in disorders such as chronic muscle pain, fibromyalgia, and gastrointestinal pain. Over the last thirty years, he has studied applica-tions of heart rate variability for anxiety, pain, and cardiac rehabilitation and has written over 100 journal articles and book chapters on these topics. His work has also focused on strategies to modulate vagal tone and reconnect the gut and the brain. Dr Gevirtz has lectured in the Open University Neuroscience of Neuromodulation workshop series promoted by the QEEG & Brain Research Lab, and maintains a part-time clinical practice treating patients with anxiety and stress related disorders. He is also a keen cyclist and sailor.