Cristian Alcaíno

Thesis title: Early Detection of Bipolar Disorders


I am a Chilean child and adolescent psychologist and a PhD in Clinical Psychology student at the School of Health in Social Science of The University of Edinburgh. Also, I was awarded a scholarship by the National Agency for Research and Development of Chile for funding my current studies.


BSc in Psychology at The University of Valparaíso, Chile.

MSc in Child and Adolescent Psychology at The University of Chile.

PhD (c) in Clinical Psychology at The University of Edinburgh, UK.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD), USA.

Member of the Chilean Society for Bipolar Disorders, ISBD filial, Chile.

Member of the Chilean Child and Adolescent Psychiatric and Neurologic Society, Chile.

Postgraduate Researcher Representative (PGR) at the School of Health in Social Science (2021-2022)

Member of the Centre for Applied Developmental Psychology (CADP) at the School of Health in Social Science.

Research summary

Interests: Bipolarity, Telehealth, Mental Health Prevention, Socioemotional Skills, Disabilities, Psychological Assessment, Psychometrics, Epidemiology, Quantitative Methods and Systematic Reviews.

Current research interests

Early detection and intervention of Bipolar Disorders.

Conference details

Annual Postgraduate Research Students Conference 2021