Tamás Kurimay, MD, PHD

Professor TamásKurimay, M.D., Ph.D, graduated at Semmelweis University Budapest. As a clinician, has got postgraduate specialty in psychiatry, psychotherapy (including family and cognitive therapy), addictology, and rehabilitation, also in supervision.

He works in one of the largest regional hospital in Budapest, (Teaching Department of Semmelweis University) as the head of Buda Family Centred Health Centre. He initiated a family‐oriented psychiatric approach, as well as, together with Dr. Tünde Németh, the first Hungarian Baby‐Mother‐Father Unit into the hospital setting. He is dedicated to develop this programme further, to enhance the availability of perinatal services in Hungary and in the region. The hospital and the Centre are affiliated to several universities.

He is affiliated, and teacher at Eötvös Loránd University and Semmelweis University, Budapest.

He is a past‐president of the Hungarian Psychiatric Association (HPA), currently chair of HPA Committee of Foreign Affairs, Co‐chair of the Sports Psychology and Exercise Section of HPA.

Board member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), and chair of the EPA Council of National Psychiatric Association. 

He is the counterpart on Mental Health of Hungary for WHO. In psychiatry and addiction research, his main interests are how to utilize and influence the bio‐psycho‐social systems, sports‐related topics, and perinatal psychiatry, networks including families. He published more than 70 articles in scientific journals, author and co‐author of 26 books and chapters, presented more than 260 lectures in national and international conferences.