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  • Henrik Walter
  • Henrik Walter, M.D., Ph.D.– German psychiatrist, neurologist and philosopher. Formerly serving as Professor for Biological Psychiatry in Frankfurt (2004-2006) and Professor of Medical Psychology in Bonn (2006-2009) he was appointed in 2010 as the Chair for Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience and Neurophilosophy at the Universitätsmedizin Charité Berlin, Germany. He is Director of the Research Division of Mind and Brain within the Department of Psychiatry, where he also serves as medical deputy director. His major research interests are cognitive neuroscience (emotion regulation, theory of mind, volition), systems neuroscience in psychiatry (schizophrenia, depression, addiction, imaging genetics) and neurophilosophy (philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry, and neuroethics). Currently, he is working on bringing RDoC, connectomics and big data together for making translation happen in psychiatry. He is member and PI of a number of consortia, including IntegraMent, Imagen, and ENIGMA. He is author of more than 400 publications, including > 300 original articles, a monograph on “Neurophilosophy of Free Will” (MIT 2001) and 6 edited books, amongst them the first German text book on “Functional Neuroimaging in Psychiatry” (2004). His view on “The third wave of biology psychiatry” can be found in Frontiers in Psychology (2013, 4:582). From 2014-2018 he served as Head of the Ethical Advisory Board of the European Human Brain Project.