Martin Debbané is Associate Professor and director of the Developmental Clinical Psychology Research Unit at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva (Switzerland) and Senior Lecturer at the Research Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, University College London (UK).
His research activities focus on developmental psychopathology, examining the developmental roots of severe disorders in the psychosis or personality spectrum disorders. The scientific projects involve a number of different methodologies, including but not restricted to clinical measures and cognitive paradigms, as well as structural and functional neuroimaging. He is involved in a number of longitudinal projects following youth cohorts with clinical risk (schizotypy, borderline or antisocial traits) or genetic risk (22q11.2 Deletion syndrome) for severe psychopathology.
Martin Debbané is a trained and licensed psychotherapist, acting as associate, supervisor and trainer in mentalization-based therapies at the Anna Freud Centre in London and in French-speaking countries.