Professor Nadia Micali

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Head of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Div

Nadia Micali, MD, MRCPsych, PhD, FAED, is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Geneva and head of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland. She leads a research lab focusing on risk factors, neurobiology, and treatment of feeding and eating disorders. She is also Associate Professor at the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child health, UCL, London. She received her MD from the University of Messina School of Medicine in Italy, and her PhD from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, with a focus on Eating Disorders at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK, and as an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, before becoming a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Child health, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Most recently she was Associate Professor of psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, US. Over the course of her career, Dr. Micali has written over 160 peer reviewed papers and has given over 50 lectures and presentations around the world since starting her career in research. In the last 15 years Dr. Micali’s research has focused on understanding biological and intergenerational risk for eating disorders using a developmental perspective. The impact of Dr. Micali’s research is underscored by her role as associate editor on top journals in the field, including European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, European Eating Disorders review, and British Journal of Psychiatry Open. She has several research collaborations across Europe and the US. She currently serves as an elected executive board member on the Eating Disorders Research Society (for which she served as president in 2015); she served on several committees of the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) between 2005-2020. Dr. Micali’s contributions to the field of eating disorders have been recognized by several awards, most notably a prestigious fellowship by the Academy of Eating Disorders in 2014, her election as 2015 President of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and several prizes.