Gabriel Diaconu, MD, is a specialist in psychiatry and psycho-traumatology, with a professional experience of more than 10 years in the field of mental health.
In Romania he is the Medical Director of MindCare, the Center of excellence in psychiatry and psychotherapy of the MedLife network. He is, concomitantly, the Co-Chair of the WPA Section on Consequences of Torture and Psychological Abuse, Associate Investigator of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies (MGSS), and Associate Member of CRISE (Centre du Recherche dans le Suicide et Euthanasie) of UQAM (Universite du Quebec at Montreal).
He has coordinated multiple crisis interventions after mass calamities or accidents (The Giulești Maternity Fire, 2010, the Colectiv Fire, 2015, or the Montenegro accident, 2013). Furthermore, he has been a volunteer after the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, 2016, which left hundreds dead and thousands without shelter.
In partnership with the University of Wien, Austria, dr. Diaconu has collaborated, both as analyst and trainer, in the efforts to document the mental health in Kosovo after the war in the former Yugoslavian Republic, both in science papers but also in the field (2010). In 2012, Dr. Diaconu has been named a member of the UNICEF taskforce commissioned by the EU to analyze the impact of forced repatriations of Kosovars from Germany and Austria, a benchmark report, afterwards, in the Syria refugee crises after its onset in 2015.