Prof. Dr. Heather Foran is head of the department of health psychology in the Institute of Psychology. She is also coordinator of the university-wide research cluster in “Public Health”. Prof. Foran has been involved in coordinating international projects regarding family maltreatment as well as prevention of mental health symptoms across multiple countries and governmental organizations. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the U.S. and a licensed psychotherapist in Germany. She has been funded to evaluate long-term data for parenting interventions and to conduct cross-cultural evaluations.