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Alfonso Pezzella is Director of Programmes – Mental Health (Post-reg & CPD) and Senior Lecturer in Mental Health at Middlesex University. Alfonso joined Middlesex University in 2012 and currently works in Department of Mental Health & Social Work within the School of Health and Education.

Alfonso teaches on a variety of topics including research methods, SPSS, mental health, equality, diversity and inclusion, LGBTQ+ and transcultural issues in health. Alfonso is currently leading on a large scale European funded project (IENE 9) along with six other European countries, which aims to develop a culturally competent and compassionate LGBTQ+ curriculum in health and social care education. Alfonso is chair of Sexuality and the Social Work International Group ( . The group encourages international collaborations in social work research, education and practice developments in the field of gender, sexuality, sexual identity and LGBT+ issues. Alfonso is also the secretary of the European Transcultural Nursing Association (ETNA) ( .

Alfonso has a professional twitter feed @AlfPezzella ( where he enjoys bringing the community together and discussing topics regarding mental health, LGBT, psychology and education. You can also follow Alfonso on ResearchGate ( for his latest publications.

When not working, Alfonso enjoys his free time visiting parks and exploring nature. His biggest hobbies are cooking, gardening and playing/writing music.