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Nadia Micali

Prof. Nadia Micali

Full Professor

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Full Professor
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine UNIGE
Head, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, HUG


After graduating with a doctorate in medicine from the University of Messina in 1998, Nadia Micali trained in child and adolescent psychiatry, specialising in eating disorders (Eating Disorders). She holds a PhD from King's College London (2009) and an MSc in Epidemiology. In 2011 she will join University College London as Senior Lecturer and Great Ormond Street Hospital as Unit Head. From 2015 to 2017, she is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the CAW Department at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Her research focuses on the biological and intergenerational risks associated with eating disorders, the epidemiology of eating disorders in adolescent girls and their neurobiological risk factors, and she has been involved in the development of a master's degree at University College London, the only degree of its kind in the world. She has also worked on the links between perinatality and CAT in mothers. In addition, she has authored more than 100 articles published in editorial policy journals and has given more than 50 lectures. She is an elected executive member of several scientific societies, including the Eating Disorders Research Society, which she chaired in 2015, and is also an active member of the Academy of Eating Disorders. Arriving in Geneva in October 2017, she was appointed Full Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medicine and Head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of the HUG.


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