Dr Francesca Solmi
Principal Research Fellow
Epidemiology & Applied Clinical Research
Division of Psychiatry
- Joined UCL
- 1st Dec 2013
My research broadly focuses on studying the risk factors for the development of eating disorders across the life-span.
As part of my Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship I am studying whether inflammation - conceptualisd as exposure to prenatal and childhood infections, high genetic risk, autoimmunity - increases a person's risk of developing eating disorders. To do this, I use large general population datasets, including both biological and environmental data, and causal inference methods.
I am also interested in studying inequalities in access to services and evaluating the effectiveness of current treatments for eating disorders using electronic medical records.
I teach on the following MSc programmes offered by UCL
- MSc in Mental Health Sciences (UCL Division of Psychiatry): Core research methods module; Epidemiology module, Statistics module (as a teaching assistant)
- MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (UCL, Institute of Child Health); Epidemiological research methods in child & adolescent mental health
I welcome inquiries about PhD and MSc projects.
- University College London
- Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2014
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2010
- Johns Hopkins University
- Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2008
- University of Sussex
- First Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) | 2006