Margaret M. Barry, Ph.D., holds the Established Chair in Health Promotion and Public Health, and is Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, at the National University of Ireland Galway. Professor Barry has published widely in health promotion and works closely with policymakers and practitioners on the development, implementation and evaluation of mental health promotion interventions and policies at national and international level. With extensive experience of coordinating international and European collaborative research projects, Professor Barry has acted as expert adviser on mental health promotion policy and research development in countries around the world. Professor Barry was re-appointed in 2016 for a second term to the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (2016-2019) and was elected as global President of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) in 2019. She currently chairs the recently established IUHPE Global Working Group on Mental Health Promotion.