Nicoletta started as a Consultant Anaesthetist at St George’s Hospital in 2004, after 10 years in an equivalent role in her native Italy. She specialises in anaesthesia for patients with chronic renal failure, including renal transplantation. She has a long-standing interest in medical education and professionalism; a PG Cert in Healthcare and Biomedical Education at SGUL in 2012 makes her a proud alumna. A SGUL senior lecturer from 2010, she was made a Reader in Clinical Education and Anaesthesia in 2017.
Nicoletta became disabled in 2005 after an acute, life-threatening illness. She has been a speaker on disability and resilience for secondary school initiatives and, more recently, for the podcast ‘Enabled in Academia’ by PhD student Lienkie Diedericks at King’s College London. She now knows there are unexpected perks in being a reformed perfectionist, has no hesitation in considering herself a lucky person, and has much to be grateful for. Her husband, two adult children and Labrador Sammy all ensure she does not take herself too seriously.