Andrea Mechelli

Andrea Mechelli


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Biographical details

After training in Clinical Psychology at the University of Padua (1999) and completing a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London (2002), I joined the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London, where I am Professor of Early Intervention in Mental Health.


Research interests

  • How living in urban areas affects the mental health of urban communities (
  • Impacts of climate change (e.g. more frequent heatwaves) on mental health
  • Nature-based solutions to the intersectional challenges of mental health and climate change
  • Development and validation of smartphone apps to monitor and support mental health in real time
  • Development and validation of psychosocial interventions to target social stress and support social functioning in people with mental health conditions

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
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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