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After completing my studies in psychology at the University of Padua (1999), I carried out a PhD in neuroscience at University College London (2002). In 2004 I joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London, where I am Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health. 

Research Interests:

  • Integration of machine learning and neuroimaging to develop diagnostic and prognostic models of psychosis.  
  • Development and validation of novel clinical tools for improving detection and treatment of psychosis 
  • Use of smartphone technologies to investigate the impact of the built and social environment on mental health in real time (see 

I have extensive experience discussing research findings in the media. For example: 

I also enjoy taking part in public presentations and debates. A summary of recent events can be found here: 



Early intervention in mental health; impact of the built and social environment on mental health; machine learning applied to brain disorders; methods and applications of neuroimaging.