Lecturer in Psychosis Studies (IoPPN)
Stefania Tognin is a Lecturer in Psychosis Studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (King’s College London), and an honorary Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS.
The focus of her research is the early stages of psychosis in young people. In particular, she works both in clinical and research settings with young people who are experiencing psychological difficulties that suggest they might be at high risk of developing psychosis. In her research, Stefania focuses on identifying the extent to which environmental, biological and psychological risk factors contribute to increase the risk of developing psychosis. By identifying specific risk factors and investigating their relative contribution to the illness development, she wants to contribute to shift the focus of early intervention towards a more individualised-care approach. Stefania recently obtained funding to implement and evaluate vocational interventions in early intervention for psychosis services.