I graduated with honours in medicine from the University of Siena, Italy in 1999. I then carried out a post-doctorate fellowship at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel where I published several articles on neurometabolic diseases.
In 2003, I returned to Siena University to specialise in Neurology.
I have been working in the UK since 2007, and in 2008 I joined Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Neurologist where since 2012 I have been the lead of the Parkinson’s Service and regularly contributes to research concerning Parkinson’s.
In addition to an interest in Parkinson’s, I run clinics where I see patients with other conditions such as migraine/headache, peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, stroke and epilepsy.
I am married with one daughter, one cat and two guinea pigs. I enjoy cooking Italian food, travelling, reading detective stories, and participating in a variety of physical activities.
• Interest in Movement Disorder (lead of the Parkinson’s Service at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust).