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Federica graduated in Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London in 2013 and went on to complete the Health Psychology MSc at King’s College London (KCL) in 2014. Before starting her PhD at KCL, Federica worked as a Research Assistant at University College London and then at KCL.

Federica's PhD, supervised by Doctor Joseph Chilcot, Professor Rona Moss-Morris, and Professor Iain Macdougall, was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through the Biomedical Research Centre at KCL and revolved around developing and evaluating an integrated model of fatigue in end-stage kidney disease. Alongside her PhD, Federica have also been working towards obtaining the qualification in Health Psychology (stage 2). 

Federica is also involved in teaching on the Psychology BSc and Psychology-related MSc courses at KCL and obtained Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) in 2018. She is currently a post-doctoral research associate and her research is focused on management of fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis.  

Research interests 

  • Fatigue in long-term conditions (LTCs) 
  • Adjustment to LTCs  
  • Patient self-management 




Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) on the Psychology BSc at KCL