Mathieu GUIDERE PhD. Psycholinguistics, The Sorbonne, France

Course and current status

Prof. Mathieu Guidere has completed his PhD in Psyholinguistics from The Sorbonne University (Paris, France) and postdoctoral studies from The University of Lyon. Since 2016, he has been professor at the University of Paris (France) and Research director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM, France), but he has held professorships at other institutions including the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2007 to 2011), and the University of Toulouse, France (2011–2016).

Mathieu Guidere was ranked first in the French national competition (Agrégation) in languages. Since 2005, he also has an HDR (Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) diploma, Accreditation to Supervise Doctoral Research.


Positions chronology:

Research Director at the French National Institute of Health (2018-now)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Paris, France (2016-2018)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Toulouse, France (2011-2016)

Professor (tenure) at the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2007-2011)

Professor (tenure) at the Saint-Cyr Military Academy, France (2003-2007)

Associate Professor (tenure) at the University of Lyon, France (1999-2003)

Scientific summary

Scientific summary:

Prof. Guidere is the founder of the predictive linguistics in 2006 while he was professor at the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr and director of the Strategic Information Analysis Unit. He applied his methodology to military psychology, and especially to PTSD early detection.

In 2007, he joined the University of Geneva (Switzerland), where he was professor of Translation Studies and Multilingual Monitoring. During his professorship there (2007-2011), he implemented the theory of predictive linguistics”, and he is the co-inventor of two international Patents on Cognitive Computing, that enabled him to establish leading academic programs directed to solve mental health disorders.

After that he joined the MIT Mind Machine Project as an external collaborator and published many articles on NLP  (Natural Language Processing) applied to psychology.

By the end of 2012, the field had attracted the attention of many people and started to grow. He has been keynote speaker at the International First Responder Military Symposium, and the organizer of the First Euro-US Symposium on Psycho-Trauma and PTSD.

In 2015, he published a book in French that summarizes his work on predictive linguistics (La Linguistique predictive: de la cognition à l’action), discussing the role of linguistic markers in the prediction of psychotrauma.

In 2022, Mathieu Guidere published (in collaboration with French psychiatrist, Pr. Louis Jehel) a book on "Pyschotraumatology: the Words of Trauma" (Paris : Editions Lavoisier) in which he applied predictive linguistics to common issues of mental health. In this book, the authors explain their "method of predictive phenotyping of PTSD".

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