Miguel Xavier

Scientific Committee Members

Psychiatrist . NOVA University .


Miguel Xavier (born 1963), M.D., PhD., is Full Professor of Psychiatry at the NOVA Medical School|FCM-UNL and Senior Consultant at the CHLO Hospital Centre, in Lisbon. He is currently the president of the Scientific Board and Vice-Dean of NOVA Medical School.
He has been the national coordinator of several EU projects, in areas such as psychiatric epidemiology, mental health services planning and evaluation, forensic psychiatry and medical education. He is author or co-author of more than 300 presentations and 120 publications (e.g., papers in peer-reviewed journals, national reports, proceedings, books, etc.), as well as a regular reviewer of journals in the field of mental health and public health.
Besides his academic and clinical work, he was a co-author of the Portuguese Mental Health Plan 2007-2016, and the first author of the updated national plan 2017-2020. He is currently the Director of the National Program for Mental Health, a task force created within the Ministry of Health in order to implement the National Mental Health Plan in Portugal.