About the blog author

Robert Courtois (MD, PhD) is associate professor (University of Tours, QualiPsy) and also part-time hospital psychiatrist (CHRU of Tours - CRIAVS Centre-Val de Loire). Orcid: 0000-0002-3557-5264.

Please feel free to contact me for a research project or to consider collaboration (pour me/nous contacter pour un projet de recherche ou des collaborations, n'hésitez pas) : robert.courtois@univ-tours.fr

Fuller picture:

Responsible of the CRIAVS Centre-Val de Loire (Centre ressources pour les intervenants auprès des auteurs de violences Sexuelles / regional resource centre for people working with sexual offenders) and judicial expert at the Court of Appeal of Orléans (Centre-Val de Loire Region).

Research team: EE QualiPsy (Qualité de vie et Santé psychologique) (RNSR : 201923473L)

Academic background:
- Habilitation to conduct researches (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR), Université de Tours, 2010)
- PhD in Public health / Psychology (Bordeaux2 / Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), 2000
- Masters in Psychology (University of Tours, 1993 and Sorbonne University, 1995) and anthropology (University of Tours, 1995)
- Medical doctor (University of Tours, 1993)

Others activities:
- Past-medical leader of departmental hospital structures for adolescent care (during more of 10 years)
- Past-president of the AFERTP (
Association Francophone d'Etude et Recherche sur les Troubles de la Personnalité / Francophone association for study and research on personality disorders)
- Responsible of the Mention "Master of Psychology" - University of Tours
- Teaching manager of the university diploma "
Violences sexuelles et psychotraumatologie" (Sexual violences and psychotraumatology) (University of Tours)
- Past-teaching manager of the university diploma
"Psychopathologie à l'adolescence et chez l'adulte jeune, conduites à risque et passages à l'acte" (Psychopathology in adolescence and in young adults, risk behavior and acting out) (University of Tours)