Dr Vickie Pasterski

PhD, Behavioural Neuroendocrinology

MA, Counselling Psychology

BA, Psychology

Postdoctoral Certificate

2 year training program in

Gender Identity Assessment

Psychobiological Sciences

Columbia University Medical School, NY, New York &

New York State Psychiatric Institute, NY, New York

Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Registered No. PYL 37023

Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)
Registered Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
British Psychological Society
Registration No. 188613

Member, British Association for

Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registration No. 608363

Recognised Gender Specialist
Gender Recognition Panel
Ministry of Justice, UK

Dr Vickie Pasterski has extensive specialist training in gender development across the lifespan. She earned a PhD in Behavioural Neuroendocrinology from City University, London, and spent a further two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Psychoendocrine Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center, New York, training in gender identity assessment and clinical case  management. 

Since 2006, Vickie has dedicated her clinical efforts to private practice in London and the West Midlands assisting individuals and families facing difficulties with gender identity and/or a gender-nonconforming presentation.

In addition, Vickie collaborates on international research projects and lectures on the Psychobiology of Gender Development. She is Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, and consults on cases of differences of sex development (DSD) at the Policlinico Maternity Hospital in Milan, Italy. Her time is split between Milan, where she lives with her family and working in the UK.

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