Doctor Francesca Ducci, MD, PhD, attained her medical education and postgraduate qualification in General Adult Psychiatry at the University of Pisa, Italy.
Dr Ducci started her research activity in 2004 working as postdoctoral visiting fellow in the National Institute of Health, (NIH) Bethesda, USA. At NIH she focused her research interest on the genetic and environmental risk factors associated with addiction and personality disorders. As a result of her work she obtained a PhD in neurobiology of affective disorder in 2008 and published multiples articles for international scientific journals.
In London, she has continued her research activity in the discovery of genetic and environmental factors mediating vulnerability to mental illness working as Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry Kings College London.
Dr Ducci has been working as psychiatrist both in Italy and in the UK for many years gaining a vast experience in the treatment of all kind of mental illness with a special interest in anxiety, psychosis, and neuropsychiatry.
In the UK, she worked in multiple psychiatric services including the Early Intervention Unit for Psychosis (South London and Maudsley NHS trust), Home Treatment Team, Community Mental Health Team, and the Neuropsychiatric Department at St George’s Hospital (South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust).
Since 2013, Dr Ducci has been appointed as substantive Consultant Psychiatry at South West London & St George’s Mental Health Trust.
She trained as a therapist in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Cognitive Psychotherapy School in Rome, Italy.
- Medical School: University of Pisa, Italy
- Hospital Appointment: Consultant Psychiatrist at South West London & St George’s Mental Health
- Main Interests: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Neuropsychiatry and special interest in Psychosis
- Spoken Languages: English and Italian