Dr Marisa Casanova Dias is a clinical academic psychiatrist at Cardiff University. She was awarded an MRC (Medical Research Council) Clinical Research Training Fellowship to pursue a PhD to study bipolar disorder in the perinatal period, which she combines with being an honorary consultant psychiatrist.
She has worked at King’s College London, researching women’s mental health and contributing to the Policy Research Unit work. Marisa trained at the Maudsley and University College London schemes and holds an MSc in Psychiatric Research from University College London. During her training she was awarded a year-long leadership fellowship at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), where she contributed to the Bipolar Guideline.
She is a past president of the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees (EFPT) and set up the EFPT Exchange Programme. She is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK delegate to the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), and board member of the European Psychiatric Association’s Section on Women’s Mental Health.