Website Editorial Board

The Website Editorial Board has an overall responsibility to ensure the coherence of the IPA's website, and it must decide an appropriate balance between the sometimes competing demands of different committees (e.g. priority for communication with Members versus communication with non-Members). The Chair of the Website Editorial Board, as a key member of all the related Committees, has a key role in ensuring the integration of all IPA communications work in close collaboration with the Head of Communications.

The Website Editorial Board will consider the recommendations of the Image Task Force and adapt its work, to the extent it considers appropriate and practical, to take their conclusions into account. It will exercise editorial control over the IPA website, and will ensure compliance with regulatory and legal requirements (and have particular regard to the importance of protecting personal data and security).

The Board will have due regard to its role as a key portal for all IPA activity, ensuring that all IPA Committees have a reasonable and appropriate opportunity to develop and disseminate using the resources of the web.


The Board will:

  • consult with the Social Media and Wiki Editorial Boards, and with the Communications Resource Group, to support them in the development of their activities;
  • work closely with the Head of Communications, ensuring that all the IPA's communication activities are properly integrated and coherent;
  • keep the work of the Image Task Force alive by taking on board their conclusions and adding to the initial findings if and when appropriate;
  • develop the IPA's website into one of the world's foremost and liveliest resources for psychoanalytic content by increasing usage (page views) and the average time users spend on the site by at least 10% year on year.


The Website Editorial Board shall consist of a Chair, plus three representatives from each region; the Vice President, the Executive Director and the Head of Communications shall be ex officio Members. The Committee composition also should include IPSO Members, ideally one from each region as it is felt that this activity would benefit from more IPSO input. The Committee may appoint as Consultants such other Members of related committees as it wishes (Consultants will not be funded to attend in-person meetings).

Way of Working

The Website Editorial Board will be expected to do most of its work electronically, using Skype, GoToMeeting, or other free-to-use communication systems. While a Webmaster may be allocated to provide some professional support to the Board in the implementation of their work, the Board, like all IPA committees, will be expected to be self-supporting for secretarial and other purposes.

Approved by the Board August 2016

Full NamePositionTerm StartTerm End
Dr. Romolo PetriniChair01/08/201301/08/2017106276
Dr.ssa. Maria Grazia Vassallo TorrigianiMember01/08/201331/08/2017108386
Dra med. María Inés Raitzin de VidalMember30/06/201631/07/2017108435
Ms. Kimberly Scholefield KleinmanMember25/11/201301/09/2017139871
Dr. Robin A. DeutschMember25/11/201301/09/2017142316
Dipl. Psych. Angela Mauss-HankeMember27/01/201431/08/2017142553
Prof. Anna Louisa ChristopoulosMember01/08/201331/08/2017142958
Dr. Dipl. Psych. Eléana MylonaMember01/02/201515/08/2017143180
Dr. Osamu FukumotoMember03/11/201515/08/2017144568
Dra. Valeria NaderMember02/04/201415/08/2017151502
Dra. Maria Cristina G. VasconcellosMember04/08/201401/09/2017151890
Psic. Camila Gutierrez CardosoMember01/02/201515/08/2017156631
Lic. Psych. Gisela Mercedes Zapata CasanaveIPSO Representative01/02/201515/08/2017159262
Psic. Marielle Kellermann BarbosaIPSO Representative02/04/201415/08/2017159690
Mr. Paul CrakeEx-Officio01/08/201301/08/2017157979
Mrs. Alexandra BillinghurstEx-Officio01/08/201301/08/2017143259