IAWMH Past Presidents

President – 2019 – 2022
Florence Thibaut, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Paris Cité Dept of Psychiatry and Addictive Disorders
University Hospital Cochin
INSERM U1266, Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Paris

President – 2017 – 2019
Professor Jayashri Kulkarni AM, MBBS MPM FRANZCP PhD FAHMS
Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre (MAPrc)
Head, Central Clinical School Department of Psychiatry
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA


President – 2015 – 2017
Professor Helen Herrman  MD (Melb), MBBS, FRANZCP, FPH, FAFPHM
Past President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
Past President of the Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
Director of Research at Orygen:
The National Centre for Excellence in Youth Mental Health
Professor of Psychiatry in the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre in Mental Health
Melbourne, Australia

President – 2013-2015
Marta B. Rondon, MD
Former Deputy Dean, Peruvian College of Physicians and Assistant Professor, Secition on Psychiatry and Mental Health, Department of Medicine, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, PERU

President – 2011-2013
Prof. Dr. med. Anita Riecher-Rossler
Editor, Archives of Women’s Mental Health (IAWMH Journal)
Medical Faculty, University of Basel, SWITZERLAND

President – 2008 – 2011
Susan G. Kornstein, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology
Executive Director, Institute for Women’s Health
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Psychiatry
Virginia Commonwealth University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Women’s Health
Richmond, Virginia, USA

President – 2004 -2008
Donna E. Stewart, CM, MD, FRCPC
Past President, IAWMH
University Professor, Chair of Women’s Health,
University Health Network and University of Toronto
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

President – 2001-2004
Uriel Halbreich, MD
Department of Psychiatry
Professor and Director, BioBehavioral Research
University of Buffalo
Buffalo, New York, USA