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Research interests

Main research interest is neuropsychological, cognitive and emotional aspects of eating disorders. Current research includes new treatment strategies and cultural similarities and differences in illness perception and expression. Developing new clinical pathways for the patients with mental health conditions. Developing evidence based new treatment approaches.

Research interests (short)

Neuropsychological, cognitive and emotional aspects of eating disorders.

Emotion regulation, translational research. 

Psychological treatment evaluation, translational research, clinical innovations.

Recovery journey. Cultural presentation and treatment adaptations for the mental health.

Biographical details

I am working in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience for last 23 years. My main focus since I permanently moved to London is Eating disorders and Autism spectrum disorders in women. My broad areas of research and clinical interest is women's mental health (WMH). I am leading WMH module in one of the largest MSc programmes in the IOPPN King's College London.

I have leading role in the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation Trust as a cosultant Clinical psychologist in National Adult eating sidorder national service.

In my academic job I lead group of PhD students, research assistents and postdoctoral researchers focusing on areas of neuropsychology, brain imaging and clinical-experimental studies in eating disorders.

In my clinical role I supervise and lead big team of Clinical and councelling psychologists and therapists and supervise DClin psychology trainees.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Cognitive and Personality measures in people with and without mental health problems, Tbilisi State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1998

Doctor of Philosophy, Tbilisi State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989

Master in Science, Tbilisi State University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1982

External positions

Visiting Professor, Tbilisi State Medical University

1 Sept 2021 → …

Visiting Professor, Ilia State University

May 2012 → …


  • BF Psychology
  • Eating Disorders
  • Cognitive
  • neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders


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