Scientific Committee for Awards and Grants
Below are summaries of the professional careers of the members of the Scientific Committee for Awards and Grants
Dr. Gisèle Apter
With a double training in psychiatry and in psychopathology, Dr Gisèle Apter is a researcher in psychopathology and perinatal psychiatry She is a specialist in child psychiatry and perinatal medicine, and is a member of the editorial committee of the journal Enfances et Psy (published by Erès), L'Information Psychiatrique (published by John Libbey-Eurotext) and the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease (Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins).
She is responsible for the following functional units of the EPS Erasme Hospital: PPUMMA (Mobile Emergency Maternal Perinatal Psychiatry), 7th Hauts-de-Seine inter-sector) and RePPEr (Research in Psychiatry and Psychopathology at Erasme). She organises the RIME network (research on interactions between mother and baby), a joint research platform between Paris Descartes-Paris Diderot (PRES Paris-Cités) and Paris Ouest Nanterre.
She teaches baby psychopathology and interactions at the Paris 7 Denis Diderot University.
Anne-Marie Bouvier trained in ethnology and worked for many years as a project manager in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the context of “urban policy” schemes. An excellent apprenticeship, in her view, at the crossroads between urban development, social, economic and educational issues. Later, when the HIV pandemic was at its height, she began to work as a volunteer with the childhood AIDS association Solidarité Enfants Sida (Sol En Si). She was soon recruited to develop its facilities for welcoming parents and children and monitoring sick children in immigrant families. It was then, says Anne-Marie Bouvier, that she realised “how fundamental education was”. After postgraduate studies in International Development through Education and a long internship at Unesco, she was appointed programme manager for the Childhood and Education Programme at the Fondation de France in mid-2009.
A psychologist and psychoanalyst, Drina Candilis-Huismanis is a teacher-researcher at the UFR Human Sciences clinics at the Paris Diderot University. She works in perinatal medicine and the problems related to the desire for a child and childbirth.
She is the author of Rencontre avec T. Berry Brazelton (Erès, 2011) and Naître, et après ? Du bébé à l’enfant (Gallimard, 1997). She has also published articles in a number of works, including, to cite only the most recent: Cent mots pour les bébés d’aujourd’hui (Erès, 2009), Les Professionnels de la périnatalité accueillent le handicap (Erès, 2009), Bébés et cultures (Erès, 2008)…
In addition, she is working on a specific introduction to parenthood for handicapped persons (sensorial and motor) at the Institut de puériculture (Institute of Child Care) in Paris.
Laurent Danon-Boileau is a psychoanalyst, a training member of the Psychoanalysis Society of Paris and a professor of linguistics at Paris 5 René Descartes. He is also a researcher at the CNRS (national centre for scientific research) (Modyco, UMR 7114).
He works with children affected by severe language and communication difficulties at the Alfred Binet Centre, which is located in the 13th arrondissement in Paris.
He is the author of research works such as L’enfant qui ne disait rien (Odile Jacob, 2010), Les troubles du langage et de la communication chez l'enfant (PUF, Que sais-je ?, 2009), La parole est un jeu d’enfant fragile (Odile Jacob, 2007), and Des enfants sans langage (Odile Jacob, 2002). He has also published several novels, and stories for children.
Mylène Hubin-Gayte is a lecturer in developmental psychology. For 20 years, she was a teacher-researcher at the Université de Picardie. Her field of clinical and research activity is principally maternity. She is currently a psychologist in private practice, and takes part in many training activities, principally on perinatal issues, and on the evaluation of early interactions.
Her particular research topics are early mother-baby relationships, mother-child attachment, perinatal psychopathology, and inter-individual variability between infants. In addition to numerous articles in specialist journals and university works, she has published Les Jumeaux du pareil au même (Gallimard, “Découvertes”, 1998), and has collaborated in editing several volumes published by Le Cavalier Bleu.
Psychologist and psychoanalyst Sylvain Missonnier is a member of the SPP (Paris Psychoanalytical Society) and professor of Clinical Psychopathology in the perinatal period and early childhood in the Institute of Psychology at Paris 5 René Descartes university. He edits the “La vie de l’enfant” collection published by Érès and is a founder member of the monthly journal Le Carnet/PSY. Le Carnet/PSY.
His research areas include psychoanalytical psychopathology in the perinatal period, psychosomatics in infants and psychotherapeutic evaluation. Some of his recent publications include Devenir parent, naître humain, La diagonale du virtuel (PUF, 2009) and Neuf mois pour devenir parent (Fayard, 2011), co-authored with Paul Cesbron.
A selection of his articles can be downloaded from his website Recherches Actions Périnatalité.
Dr. Linda Morisseau
Since September 2001, Linda Morisseau, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, has been the Head of Department of the Infant Guidance Centre and the paedo-psychiatry day hospital at the Childcare and Perinatology Institute (Institut de puériculture et de périnatalogie - IPP) in Paris. Formerly, she was in practice as the psychiatrist responsible for the joint mother-baby hospitalisation unit at the Théophile Roussel Institute in Montesson, Yvelines.
She currently teaches in the university diploma (DU) programmes in perinatology in Nancy, and in perinatal psychopathology in Bobigny. Since 2008, she has also been taking part in joint research with the Neonatology Department of the IPP on “Oral-alimentary problems in the premature infant”.
Dr. Morisseau has published numerous articles in scientific reviews and edited the work Lorsque la Parentalité paraît (PUF, “Le fil rouge”, 2009). She has also carried out several missions for non-governmental organisations (Association Partage, Médecins du Monde) in Bangladesh, Croatia, Albania and Macedonia.
A historian and demographer, Catherine Rollet is Emeritus Professor of the University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and a member of the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
She has worked on the contemporary challenges of the changes in world population, the protection of childhood, abandoned children, the registration of stillborn infants in the 19th Century, and the 1911 heat wave.
Among her most recent works are La population du monde - Nouvelle édition (Larousse, 2010), Les carnets de santé des enfants (La Dispute, 2008) and Les Enfants du XIXe siècle (Hachette, 2001). She is preparing a biography of Paul Strauss (1852-1942) who played a major role in the protection of childhood and public health under the 3rd Republic.