Dr Giorgia Michelini PhD
- Research scholar, UCLA
Dr Giorgia Michelini is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Psychology at Queen Mary University of London and a Visiting Researcher at King’s College London and at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). After completing a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Clinical Psychology, she pursued a PhD in Developmental Psychopathology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, supervised by Professor Jonna Kuntsi. Her PhD work was awarded the 2018 Elsevier Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize and the 2018 Neil O’Connor Prize from the British Psychological Society. She then completed postdoctoral fellowships in the US at SUNY Stony Brook and UCLA, before returning to the UK to take up her current position. Her research seeks to elucidate the biological and psychosocial processes underlying neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD) and affective disorders, as well as their co-occurrence, in order to inform prevention, early identification, and treatment strategies. Her work has been supported by the National Institute of Heath Research, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) and Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation.
- 2018 British Psychological Society (BPS) Neil O’Connor Award for the paper: Michelini et al. Biological Psychiatry, 2016
- 2018 Elsevier Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize: awarded for one of the 15 best PhD theses of the year submitted to King's College London
- 2017 NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre Post-Doctoral Fellowship
- 2015 Short-term European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Fellowship
- 2015 Best Poster Presentation Award, “Building Bridges: mobilizing international interdisciplinary science to benefit society” Conference, London, UK