Ziggi Ivan Santini has a PhD in mental health from the University of Barcelona, and has since then been conducting research at the Danish National Institute of Public Health. During his PhD, he was enrolled in the only existing Marie Curie initial training network dedicated strictly to the field of mental health. He has a strong international profile, having been trained by one of the most cited psychiatric scholars in Spain and Europe, and has completed research secondments with internationally renowned scholars at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoPPN), UK, and Adelphi University, USA. He specializes in mental health promotion, with a strong focus on social epidemiology, psychometrics and quantitative research disciplines. He is currently employed by the University of Southern Denmark as a postdoc.