Dr Beppe Micallef Trigona is a Psychiatrist and Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Malta. After working as a consultant psychiatrist in the UK, he now works in Malta's NHS and in private practice.
Dr Micallef Trigona completed his MSc in Clinical Health Management at Aston University and his undergraduate Medical degree at the University of Malta. He has also completed postgraduate specialisation in psychiatry (CCT) and is on the specialist register of the Malta Medical Council as well as the UK's General Medical Council. Dr Micallef Trigona is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych).
His research interests lie in the area of Neuropsychiatry and Brain Stimulation, ranging from transcranial magnetic stimulation to electroconvulsive therapy and he has carried published research in this field. In recent years, he has focused on the therapeutic use of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) and has been involved in training courses as well as clinical practise. Dr Micallef Trigona is actively involved in clinical audit and medical education, and is a Foundation Programme trained assessor. He has delivered a number of public presentations at the University of Malta. Dr Micallef Trigona also has an interest in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in CBT at Newcastle University.
Dr Micallef Trigona was a founding member of the Malta Association of Psychiatric Trainees and served on the executive board for a number of consecutive years. Following the end of his psychiatry training, he was a founding member of the Maltese Association of Psychiatry and was elected to the first executive council; a post he currently holds.
Dr Micallef Trigona blogs about various mental health topics at beppemicalleftrigona.com/psychiatry-blog
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Micallef-Trigona, B. 2014, "Comparing the Effects of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Electroconvulsive Therapy in the Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis", Depression Research and Treatment, .
Micallef-Trigona, B. 2012, "Maintenance Electroconvulsive Therapy in a Patient with Treatment-Resistant Paranoid Schizophrenia and Comorbid Epilepsy", Case Reports in Psychiatry, .