Scientific Committee


    stefan-cojocaruAssociate Professor, Researcher

    University “Al. I. Cuza” Iasi

    Department of Sociology and Social Work,

    Holt Romania Foundation- Iasi Branch, Iasi, Romania,



    Margret Greenfields Margaret Greenfields holds a first degree in Law and Anthropology from SOAS, a Masters in Medical Law and Ethics (with Distinction) from KCL in which she focused on comparative teenage pregnancy rates in the UK and the Netherlands; a Masters in Theology from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Bath which engaged with Roma/Travellers engagement with social work and family law proceedings. She worked for the Universities of London and Manchester as a researcher before training as a community lawyer with a particular interest in homelessness, migration and gender issues, and subsequently working as a legal policy officer for several NGOs in London.


    In 2010 Margaret Greenfields became Founder Director of the Institute for Diversity Research, Inclusivity, Communities and Society (IDRICS) at Buckinghamshire New University (BNU). She was promoted to become Professor of Social Policy and Community Engagement in August 2012.


    Since returning to academia Margaret has worked extensively in the field of social inclusion (with particular reference to accommodation issues and health), ethnicity, equalities and social justice  with a specific emphasis on undertaking collaborative research with communities at risk of marginalisation, racism and ‘othering’. Margaret has worked closely with Gypsy, Traveller and more  recently migrant Roma (GTR) communities for over 25 years and in recent years has been developing   participatory action research programmes with vulnerable migrants; LGBT+ members of faith communities as well as refugee and asylum seeking women.


    She has authored/co-authored and edited a number of books and journal articles, and numerous reports for local authorities, Central Government agencies (including the UK Department of Health; Communities and Local Government and EHRC); the European Fundamental Rights Agency, and charities. She regularly lectures and delivers training for NGOs and in academic contexts in the UK, Europe and South Africa. Margaret is a Trustee of London based youth charity (IARS) and also (until the Charity wound down in 2015) the national Gypsy, Traveller and Roma organisation Travellers Aid Trust (TAT) for over 20 years. She is currently supervising a number of PhD students in various fields relating to health and social care exclusion and marginal citizenship.


    victor-grozaGrace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies

    Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences,

    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.


    Victor Groza is the Grace F. Brody Professor of Parent-Child Studies at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.  He is a licensed social worker and has a doctorate in Sociology. His research in child welfare focuses on an examination of the institutional care of children, ways to improve the care of children who must reside in institutions, and the negative impact on child development from early trauma due to institutionalization, and family, children and service system issues in domestic, older-child adoption and international adoption.

    Since 1991 he has been involved in various child welfare technical assistance, research and training projects in Romania, Ukraine, Belize, Guatemala, India, Kazakhstan & Ethiopia. Professor Groza has written extensively about his child welfare experiences in several books and dozens of articles published in peer review journals.


    stephanie-habersaatl’Unité de recherche SUPEA du CHUV, Suisse

    Pos-doc Researcher






    iovu-mihai-bogdanBabes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

    Assistant Professor at Social Work Department






    annemarie-jostLausitz University of Applied Sciences, Cottbus, Germany, Professor

    Germany, Professor


    Prof. Dr. Annemarie Jost, MD (from: Medizinische Hochschule Lübeck)
    Professor of Psychiatry, Licensed Psychiatrist, (analytical) Psychotherapist and Coach
    Mother of 2 sons.
    Research Fields:
    Synchronization and communication,
    Video based interaction analysis,
    Children of parents with psychiatric disorders or alcohol problems,
    Developing potentials of gifted children,
    Social work and health


    kari-killenNOVA Research Institute in Family Welfare,

    Oslo, Norway, Professor Emerita.

    Email: kari.killen @

    Dr.Philos  Kari Killén, Researcher Emeritus at the the Norwegian Institute of Social Research, NOVA Institute, has more than 50 years of experience  working in the child abuse field, both as a clinician and researcher.

    Her main area of research during the last 20 years has been on parent -child interaction and attachment. She teaches, supervises and consults internationally.
    She has served at the board of the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN)  and has also been the President of the association.

    She has received the international price Distinguihed Career Award for Service and Contributions to the Prevention of Child Maltreatment.


    lunden-karinKarin Lundén PhD

    Senior lecturer and researcher

    Dept. of Social work

    University of Göteborg, Sweden

    E-mail: or

    Karin Lundén is a licensed social worker and psychotherapist. She has a doctorate in psychology. She is a senior lecturer and researcher at Dept. of Social work, University of Göteborg. Her research areas are child abuse and neglect, attachment and parenting and adoption. She has been lecturing both nationally and internationally. She has for example been involved in advanced training courses on child abuse and neglect and in supervision at University West in Timisoara since 2003. She has served as a member of ISPCAN Faculty Expertise Board since 2001. Other scientific missions have been for the Swedish National Health Board. She has for instance provided the scientific base for a new Handbook on International Adoption for professionals in 2007. Since 2009 she is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Journal of Today´s children are tomorrow’s parents. Journal of the network for professionals in preventing child abuse and neglect.


    Lundén, K. (2008). Parental ability and resilience in small children. Today’s Children – Tomorrow parent’s . Journal of the network for professionals in preventing child abuseand neglect.

    Lundén, K. (2008). To identify children at risk for maltreatment. Today’s Children – Tomorrow parent’s . Journal of the network for professionals in preventing child abuse and neglect. Nr. 20-21.

    Lundén, K. (2010). Att identifiera omsorgssvikt hos förskolebarn. Vad kan vi lära av forskningen? [To identify risk for child maltreatment in infants, toddlers and pre- schoolers. What can we learn from research?] Stiftelsen Allmänna Barnhuset.

    Lundén, K. (2011). To identify pre-schoolers at risk for child maltreatment. Today’s Children – Tomorrow parent’s . Journal of the network for professionals in preventing child abuse and neglect. Nr. 30-31.


    paola molinaPh.D. / Psychologist, Full Professor of Developmental Psychology

    Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy


    Full Professor of Developmental and Educational Psychology (M-PSI/04), Faculty of Psychology in Turin, Italy. She is Professor in charge of the Laboratory of Human Behaviour Observation and Coordinator of the Doctorate in Developmental and Educational Psychology.

    Main publications :

    Molina, P., &Bulgarelli, D. (2012). The contribution of parents in the evaluation of children’s early communication competence. Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Parents – TCTP, 32, pp. 21-34;

    Molina, P., & Casonato, M. (2012). Evaluating the attachment bond in infancy: a review of evaluation tools. Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Parents – TCTP, 32, pp. 65-75;

    Molina, P. (2012), Progettare e sperimentare strumenti di lavoro per gli educatori, in B. Ongari (Ed.), Prospettive di ricerca e spunti di formazione (66-80),  Erickson, Trento (I);

    Bulgarelli D., Molina P., Salomone E. (2011), Valutare la competenza emotiva: significato e strumenti nello sviluppo tipico e atipico, in: I. Grazzani Gavazzi & C. Riva Crugnola (Eds.),Lo sviluppo della competenza emotiva dall’infanzia all’adolescenza. Percorsi tipici e atipici e strumenti di valutazione(203-216), Milano, Unicopli [ISBN: 978-88-400-1521-7]

    Molina, P., Bulgarelli, D., Marsan, P., Spinelli, S., Arati, L. (2010), The Early Social Communication Questionnaire (QCSP) for evaluation in early infancy, in : R. Zakauskiene (Ed.), Proceedings of XIV European Conference on Developmental Psychology (131-134), Pianoro (I), Medimont[ISBN:   978-88-7587-584-8].


    fatima-moussaUniversity in Alger, Professor of Psychology,

    Institute of the Consulting and Specialized Research,

    Editor-in  Chief of Cahier Algerien de Psychologie.


    Docteur en psychologie de l’Université de Paris V Sorbonne. Fatima MOUSSA BABACI est psychothérapeute, professeure Habilitée à l’université d’Alger et directrice d’une équipe de recherche sur  l’évaluation des psychothérapies dans les pathologies de l’agir. Auteure de nombreuses publications, de contributions à la réalisation d’ouvrages et de l’ouvrage sous sa direction « Psychothérapies, pathologies limites et résilience » publié chez Casbah éditions. Elle est membre du comité de lecture de la revue « PSYCHOLOGIE » de la Société Algérienne de Recherches en Psychologie (SARP), de la revue » ALTERSTICE » de l’université de Laval (Canada ) publiée en ligne et membre du conseil de l’Association Internationale pour la Recherche Interculturelle (ARIC) basée à Fribourg (Suisse).


    das-nordangerDr. Psychol./Specialist in clinical child and adolescent psychology/Senior researcher

    Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Western Norway

    Resource Centre on Violence and Traumatic Stress (RVTS), Western Norway, Bergen, Norway




    ongari-barbaraUniversity of Trento, Italy, Professor in Clinical Development

    Psychotherapiston Childhood and Adolescence







    ioana-popaUniversity of Studies of Pavia, Italy

    PhD in Public Health and Education, working from 2004 to date in Applied Health Science Department and Psycho-behavioural, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Studies of Pavia, Italy.


    In 2009 she graduated PhD School of Public Health and Education, University of Pavia, Italy.
    In the period 2007-2009 she coordinated the project “Cooperation between Italy and Romania for the children’s juridical protection”. Objective of the project was to improve the relations between Romania and Italy for the prevention of the minor’s criminality.
    During 1998-2004 she worked as a monitoring and evaluation expert for the “Romania Child Welfare Reform Project” of the World Bank in partnership with the Romanian Government.
    During the period 1994-1997 she worked as Romanian technical assistant coordinator in the Childhood Protection Program DPC-Union European/Phare. The results of this project were the basis for legislative changes in 2004, on child protection in Romania.
    In the period 1990-1994 at INSERM Unit 149 – Epidemiological Research Unit on Women and the Children Health, Paris, France, she coordinated the collaborative research project: Perinatal and Infant Mortality – Information System and Analysis Methods. In 1991 at the International Childhood Centre (CIE), Paris, France, she led the research collaborative project: Investigation on Health and Medical Care in Romania.

    In Romania, she worked as demographer and scientific researcher in  Institute of Hygiene and Public Health and Institute of Health Services Management, Bucharest.

    Relevant, she published: Cooperation between Italy and Romania for the children’s  juridical protection (coordinator, Ed La Goliardica Pavese, 2009), Infant Mortality in the provinces of Pavia and Varese  (, 2009), Mental and behaviour disorder in children placed in long term care institutions in Hunedoara, Cluj and Timis, Romania (co-coordinator, Sante, 2001).

    Ioana Popa is mother and grandmother.


    maria-rothBabes Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania,

    Professor in Psychology &Social Work, Director of the Social Work Department.


    Professor of Social Work, clinical psychologist; chair of the Social Work Department in Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania.

    Before entering the academic field she has worked for 15 years with children as a speech therapist, a school psychologist, and later a clinical psychologist in various settings, like special schools, orphanages and hospitals.

    She is one of the founders of the social work studies in Romania, working in her department since 1991. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology in 1998 at BBU in Cluj, Romania and had the advantage of a Fulbright scholarship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US.

    She published several books and articles in the area of child well-being, prevention of violence in schools and families, children and women rights, and the changes in the Romanian welfare system (for ex., Children and women – victims of violence, 2005; Social Work – Theoretical Framework and applications, coauthor, 2007; Introduction in Developmental Psychology, 2004 and coauthor, 2010).

    The last research projects focused on Social dimensions of school success, Service standards in   child welfare, Epidemiology of child abuse and neglect and Consequences of internet usage on children and teens. Recently she is involved in debates on Roma rights and joined an action group that promotes non-discrimination of the Roma and their equal chances.


    rejean-tessierProfessor in Psychology, Researcher

    Laval University, Québec, Canada