Michael Niconchuk, MSc

Michael Niconchuk, MSc's profile
Michael Niconchuk is a neuroscience researcher, author, and technical expert in mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in conflict settings and the neuroscience of intergroup conflict. Michael currently serves as the Mental Health and Armed Conflict Program Director at Beyond Conflict and Senior Technical Expert for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support at Questscope in Amman, Jordan.

In his role, Michael leads various initiatives focusing on mental health and conflict, building programs to support community mental health among conflict-affected populations, and addressing links between mental health and cycles of violence in communities, including challenges such as the reintegration of former combatant populations, deradicalization and mental health of violent extremists, and social stability in trauma-affected communities. Michael is the author of several innovative scientific publications on issues of neuroscience, trauma, violent extremism, and intergroup relations. Mike is the author of the Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology and oversees the program’s implementation in the Middle East and Americas.

Michael is a former Fulbright Scholar and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Arabic. He holds degrees from Tufts University (BA, International Relations) and University College London (MSc Social Cognition).

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michael Niconchuk has an employment relationship with Wend Collective and receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michael Niconchuk is an advisor for the Center for the Study of Trauma and Radicalization. He is a board member of Tällberg Foundation and the #MeWe International, Inc.