Andrea joined the Unit in October 2015 as a full-time PhD Fellow.
His PhD project aims to develop a screening tool to identify women experiencing clinically significant anxiety during pregnancy and is funded by a CSO (Chief Scientist Office) Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services and Health of the Public Research. Andrea has previously obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment and qualified as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner while working for Oxford Health NHS Trust within the Oxfordshire IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) service from 2012 to 2014.
He moved to the UK in 2009, initially to study for a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Development & Learning at Oxford Brookes University, which he completed in 2010. Andrea is originally from Italy, where he graduated with a “Diploma di Laurea” in Psychology (equivalent to a BSc + MSc) in 2006 and subsequently worked as a Research Assistant within the Department of Social and Community Psychology in an Italian university. His PhD is due for completion in September 2018.