Prof. Dr. Heather Foran is the head of the Department of Health Psychology in the Institute of Psychology at University of Klagenfurt, Austria. She is also coordinator of the university-wide research cluster in public health. Prof. Foran has been involved in coordinating international projects to reduce child maltreatment as well as prevent mental health symptoms among families across multiple countries and governmental organizations. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the United States and a licensed psychotherapist in Germany. She has been funded to evaluate long-term data for parenting interventions and to conduct cross-cultural evaluations.