Jana D. Javakhishvili

Dart Centre Europe

Jana D. Javakhishvili is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Institute of Addiction Studies at Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2020 she is a Trustee of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE). Since 2006 she is heavily engaged in the projects of the Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP) focused at improving human rights-based mental health care in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and other war- and political oppressions-affected countries. She is the Past President of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS). Currently, she is on the board of directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), leads the Global Crisis – Armed Conflict Thematic Group of the Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress (GC-TS) and serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology (EJPT). Her research interests focus on exploring mental health and psychosocial well-being of war- and political oppression-affected populations.