Catherine van Zelst
Catherine van Zelst is a researcher with experiential expertise who studied Health Sciences (specializations: Mental Health Science and Health Education and Promotion) at Maastricht University. After working as a research assistant, she started a PhD trajectory at Maastricht University on stereotype awareness, childhood trauma and stigma in psychosis (PhD 2014).
She currently works at Mondriaan (mental health institute) as a researcher and trainer of Mental Health First Aid and at Phrenos Center of Expertise (for severe mental illness) on destigmatization and social inclusion, recovery and a project on disclosure of mental health problems in the workplace.
As an expert by experience she aims to integrate this knowledge in research.