Domenico Di Ceglie, M.D. Dip.Psychiat (It), FRCPysch. Lifetime Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, at the Tavistock Centre, London. Founder and Former Director of the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust- London. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London. Docente, Scuola di Specializzazione in Psicologia Clinica, La Sapienza University, Roma. Honorary Doctor of Education (Honoris Causa) University of East London. WPATH Emeritus member.
Previously Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Adolescent Department, Tavistock Clinic; Honorary Senior Lecturer, The Royal Free and University College Medical School, London; Visiting Professor in Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Perugia, Italy (1992-1996); Psychotherapist (retired) Lincoln Centre for Psychotherapy, London. Previously Member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists.
He has a longstanding interest in adolescence and has worked in adolescent in-patient units. He has been widely involved in consultative work to organisations and to professional networks. He has been Organising Tutor of an MA course accredited by the University of East London in Adolescent Mental Health for professionals.
In 1989 he founded a specialist service for children, adolescents and their families facing gender identity issues at St. George’s Hospital, London, now based at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. He has been service Director until March 2009. The GIDS provides a multi-disciplinary service countrywide, consultation, training and research and has been nationally designated and funded. He has developed models of care and treatment for children and adolescents with gender variance and dysphoria and has been involved in research projects. He has widely published papers about his work and edited a book “A Stranger in My Own Body – Atypical Gender Identity Development and Mental Health” (Karnac Books, London, 1998). He was highly commended in the Health & Social Care Awards, 2004. He gives frequent lectures worldwide.