EAAD Staff

As Project Manager at the EAAD, Ainslie leads components of two European Union funded projects, MENTUPP and EAAD-Best. Ainslie has extensive public policy experience, having led policy reform projects, provided strategic advice to senior government officials and politicians, and designed and implemented a diverse range of social policy projects in the areas of education, migration, and multiculturalism. She has worked at senior levels for two different state governments in Australia and for local government in London. Ainslie holds a Bachelor in Social Planning and a Masters in International Studies.

Kahar’s major is sport and exercise psychology, with an interest in the intersection between mental health and physical activity. He worked on exercise therapy against depression and wants to contribute to raising mental health awareness in the public and reducing the stigmatization.

Stefan is responsible for the maintenance of the EAAD website and ensures the flawless communication within the company on a technical side. Besides this he supports the EAAD in different projects with his technical input.

Hanna holds a Bachelor in Medicine and a Master of Science in Pharmacoeconomics, Health Economics, and Market Strategies for Healthcare Products.

Since 2014, she has been involved in various organisations that aim to improve and promote public health.

During and after finishing her formal education, she had numerous roles in alliance management and project development. She now supports EAAD in the EAAD-Best project.


Pia is a psychologist and works as a Project Manager at EAAD. She is involved in the EU-funded projects MENTUPP and EAAD-Best, as well as in other EAAD activities. Pia has experience in both academic and applied research, as well as in marketing and communications in the fields of education and culture.

www.ifightdepression.com is a brand and initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union.