Professor Pim Cuijpers

Emeritus Professor Pim Cuijpers

Emeritus Professor, Department of Clinical, Neuro and Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Director WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions.

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Coordinator, Global Consortium for Depression Prevention; APA Guideline Development Panel for Depressive disorders, contributor to the new WHO Report on Mental Health.

Top 5 publications in the last five years

CIF Cuijpers’ publications highlight his outstanding expertise in completing high quality meta-analyses and research in depression, anxiety and e-mental health treatments.

  • Cuijpers P, Franco P, Ciharova M, Miguel C, Segre L, Quero S, Karyotaki E (2021). Psychological treatment of perinatal depression: A meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, epub ahead of print. https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291721004529
  • Cuijpers P, Quero S, Noma H, Ciharova M, Miguel C, Karyotaki E, Cipriani A, Cristea I, Furukawa TA(2021). Psychotherapies for depression: a network meta-analysis covering efficacy, acceptability and long-term outcomes of all main treatment types. World Psychiatry, 20, 283-293.
  • Linardon, J., Cuijpers, P., Carlbring, P., Messer, M., & Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M. (2019). The efficacy of app-supported smartphone interventions for mental health problems: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. World Psychiatry18(3), 325-336. https://doi.org/10.1002/wps.20673
  • Cuijpers P, Noma H, Karyotaki E, Cipriani A, Furukawa T (2019). Individual, group, telephone, self-help and internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for adult depression; A network meta-analysis of delivery methods. JAMA Psychiatry, 76, 700-707.
  • Cuijpers P, Karyotaki E (2021). The effects of psychological treatment of perinatal depression: An overview. Archives of Women's Mental Health, 24, 801-806. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00737-021-01159-8

Career summary: CIF Cuijpers is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions.

Research Publications: CIF Cuijpers has a strong track record in conducting randomised control trials and meta-analyses on prevention and psychological treatment of depression, anxiety and internet delivered treatments. Prof Cuijpers has published 1,218 papers, books, chapters and reports, including 993 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals (207 as first author; 191 as senior last author). I have published 200 papers in journals with an impact factor >10 (94 as first/last author), 99 papers with an impact factor >20 (45 as first/last author), and 53 papers in journals with an impact factor >50 (31 as first/last author) (Web of Science, 2022). His h-index in Google Scholar is 190 (i-10 index 837, total cites 127,667) and in Web of Science his h-index is 131 (i-10 index 685; total cites: 67,292). In Web of Science (Clarivate InCites Essential Science Indicators) He is currently ranked number 1 in the field of psychiatry/psychology as top author.

Fostering research and training; Supervision and mentoring: In his role as Professor of Clinical Psychology, je Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Prof Cuijpers has successfully supervised 55 PhD students and currently supervises an additional 14 PhD students. 3 of his PhD students are now professors themselves.

Peer review involvement: Prof Cuijpers is a regular reviewer and (Associate) Editor for a number of journal papers including:

  • 2022-2028: Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (impact factor 5.4; Web of Science)
  • 2021– present: Associate Editor of Clinical Psychological Science (impact factor 7.2; Web of Science)
  • 2018 – 2021: Associate Editor of “Psychological Bulletin” (impact factor 17.7; Web of Science)
  • 2017 – present: Deputy Editor of “Depression and Anxiety” (impact factor 6.5; Web of Science)
  • 2021– present: Advisory Board of World Psychiatry (impact factor 49.5; Web of Science)
  • Editorial board memberships: (1) British Journal of Psychiatry, (2) Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, (3) Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; (4) Clinical Psychology Review; (5) Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice; (6) Behaviour Research and Therapy; (7) Clinical Psychology in Europe; (8) Cognitive and Behavioral Practice; (9) Cognitive Therapy and Research; (10) Current Psychiatry Reviews; (11) Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; (12) Evidence-based Mental Health; (13) Psychotherapy Research; (14) Postgraduate Medicine; (15) International Journal of Clinical Health Psychology; (16) PsyCH journal; (17) Brazilian Journal of Psychiatry; (18) Internet Interventions.
  • Occasional reviewer for many grant agencies in the US, the UK, Europe, The Netherlands and other countries, as well as for scientific journals (I review one to two papers/grants per week

Collaborations: Prof Cuijpers has extensive collaborations in the Netherlands and internationally.

  • 2015 – present: Scientific Advisory Board of the MYRIAD project (“Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence”), Oxford University, Exeter University, UCL, King’s College London (funded by the Wellcome trust)
  • 2018 – present: Advisory Board of the NEON project (Narrative Experiences ONline Programme; Personal experience as a recovery resource in psychosis). Led by prof. Mike Slade, funded by the NIHR
  • 2017 – present: Advisory Board of the PRIDE project (PRemIum for aDolEscents), aimed at mental health problems in adolescents in India, led by prof. Vikram Patel, Harvard University, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
  • 2019 – present: International Advisory Board of the Centre of Research Excellence PREMISE CRE (PRevention & Early intervention in Mental Illness and Substance usE), led by prof. Maree Teesson, University of New South Wales, Sydney (National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of the Australian Government).
  • 2018 – present: Translating Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions for Older Adults with Depression and Anxiety into Public and Private Mental Health Settings Using a Stepped Care Framework, Macquarie University, Australia; funded by the NHMRC.
  • 2015 – present: Collaboration with CIs Milgrom and Gemmill including additions to major edited book on the state of the art for screening for perinatal depression as well as collaboration on individual patient data network meta-analyses.

International standing:

  • Prof Cuijpers is Coordinator (2007 – present) of the Global Consortium for Depression Prevention.
  • He is part of the Advisory group (2020 – 2021) of the new WHO Report on Mental Health.
  • 2019 – 2022: Lancet commission on depression
  • 2012 – 2019: APA Guideline Development Panel (GPD) for Depressive disorders (American Psychological Association
  • 2020 – 2022: Advisory group of the new WHO Report on Mental Health
  • 2019 – present: Scientific Advisory Committee of Appalachian Mind Health Initiative, US (PCORI funded study)
  • 2016 – present: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD) Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)
  • 2018 – present: Steering Committee of the DEPRESSD Registry (Canada)