OVERVIEW OF MY PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist and senior lecturer on mental health and wellbeing. I qualified as a mindfulness teacher at the University of Bangor (North Wales, UK) and as CBT therapist at Oxford University. I am currently acting as the Clinical Director of The Mindfulness Project (UK).

I am also a Mindful Eating trainer (received my formal training in Boston USA) and a member of the board of the Centre for Mindful Eating in the USA.

I have a PhD in Human Factors in Health Care and obtained my Clinical Psychologist degree from the University of Urbino (IT). I currently live in the UK, and over the years I have developed a strong research interest around wellbeing and mindfulness in various health care settings. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, eating disorders and wellbeing at work.

Other Highlights

Summary Of Credentials

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  • Qualified Mindfulness Teacher
  • Clinical Director of The Mindfulness Project (UK)
  • USA Centre for Mindful Eating Board Member
  • PhD in Human Factors in Health Care
  • Mindful Eating Trainer

Work And Other Activities

In my lecturer role I teach wellbeing and human factors in a post graduate medical school. I would like to see more focus on the delivery of compassionate health care within the medical training. I am very keen in developing new research evidence around the benefits of mindful eating, especially in the UK where the literature is limited.
I am currently working with patients with mood, anxiety and eating disorders which I treat, with an integrated approach of mindfulness and CBT under regular supervision. I work with clients on a one to one basis in clinic locations around West and South-west London areas. I also work with clients by phone and via Skype. I run mindfulness-based group courses once a week for corporates and non-profit organisations. Additionally, I manage a research project across the East of England region on Human Factors in health care settings.
I enjoy spending time with her family and I have a strong passion for sport. I played volleyball professionally in Italy for over 15 years and I am now a supporter of the UK team ‘Polonia Volleyball’.