Dr. Lucia Valmaggia

I am a Reader in Clinical Psychology and Digital Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL where I lead the Virtual Reality Lab, and I am a Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. I am the President of the IEPA-Early Intervention in Mental Health Association

In my career to date I have sought to conduct research, which is clinically relevant and directly applicable to the delivery of clinical services. My work has focused on the prevention and early detection of mental health problems, in particular psychosis. I have extensive experience in service implementation in the community and I set up the first service for prevention and early detection of psychosis in a prison setting. I conduct experimental studies using virtual reality to explore the effects of adverse life experiences on the appraisal of social situations. I lead clinical studies to evaluate virtual reality assisted assessment and treatment.