Lucia Giombini

Lucia Giombini

Dr, Clinical Psychologist, PhD

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Lucia is a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

She has over 15 years’ experience working as clinical psychologist in inpatient and outpatient eating disorders services for young people and adults in Italy and in the UK.

In Italy, Lucia worked for the Italian Ministry of Health on a national research project focusing on the predictive and psychopathological dimensions of young people with eating disorders.

Following her move to London, Lucia has continued to conduct clinical and research work. In her clinical work she values the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone of the unique recovery and self-development journey for each person.

Lucia’s research work focuses primarily on eating disorders in young people and adults.

As part of her PhD project, she has collaborated with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London in evaluating brief psychological interventions such as Cognitive Remediation Therapy and Emotion Skills Training, aimed at improving cognitive and emotional processes for young people suffering from anorexia nervosa.

She is currently interested in studying the application of a social constructionism approach to the therapeutic work with people with eating disorders and their families; and also, in exploring the Environmental Sensitivity framework in relation to eating disorders and other mental health conditions.

Lucia is a member in the editorial advisory board of the journal European Eating Disorders Review Journal and review editor for the journal Frontiers in PsychologyEating Behaviour section.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychological medicine, Doctor of Philosophy , Evaluation of Group Emotion Skills Training and Individual Cognitive Remediation Therapy in a specialist inpatient eating disorder service for children and adolescents, King's College London

15 Oct 20161 Sept 2022

Award Date: 1 Sept 2022

Health and Social Services Management, Master degree, Università di Roma 'La Sapienza'

15 Sept 20113 Sept 2012

Award Date: 3 Sept 2012

Clinical and Health Psychology, Doctoral degree, Continuity of care in eating disorders: best practices, Alma Mater Studorium - Universita di Bologna

15 Sept 20066 Sept 2016

Award Date: 6 Sept 2010

Psychology, Master degree, Cognitive processes in bilingualism, Alma Mater Studorium - Universita di Bologna

15 Sept 20044 Sept 2006

Award Date: 4 Sept 2006

Psychology, Bachelor degree, The function of pointing in autism, Alma Mater Studorium - Universita di Bologna

15 Sept 200114 Jun 2004

Award Date: 14 Jun 2004

External positions

Editorial advisory board member, European Eating Disorders Review Journal


Review editor, Frontiers in Psychology Journal– Eating Behaviour section


Lead clinical psychologist, Inpatient eating disorder service for young people, Elysium Healthcare

2013 → …

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