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Dr Julian Basanovic

Dr Julian Basanovic

Lecturer

 Washington Singer 119

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

My research aims to enhance understanding of how patterns of cognitive information processing, such as biases in the processing of emotional information, characterise and contribute to variation in emotional vulnerability and behaviour. My research holds a general focus on anxiety vulnerability and fear, but extends to interests in depression, consumption, and other emotional vulnerabilities and behaviours.

My current projects seek to investigate . . .

  • Patterns of appraisal and avoidance behaviours, and their modification, in elevated fear.
  • Biases in the processing of emotional information and their relation to emotional vulnerability.
  • The association between cognitive control and emotional information processing biases.
  • The causes and consequents of expectancy formation in the experience of emotional events.
  • The development of novel methods for assessing, and modifying, biases in information processing that characterise anxiety and fear.

You can see my research publications here.

I serve on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, and actively serve as peer-reviewer for a wide range of journals, including Clinical Psychological Science, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, BMC Psychiatry, and others.

Career

I completed my PhD as a member of the Elizabeth Rutherford Memorial Centre for the Advancement of Research on Emotion (CARE) at the University of Western Australia in 2016. My research investigated relationships between biased selective attention and attentional control in elevated anxiety vulnerability.

After completing my PhD, I worked at the Western Australia Centre for Health and Ageing as the coordinator of a set of cognitive intervention trials aimed at alleviating depression symptoms amongst people with dementia.

In 2018 I re-joined CARE as a Research Fellow, where my research widely investigated the role of information processing on emotion and behaviour. During this role I also lectured undergraduate courses and supervised research students.

In 2022, I commenced as Lecturer at the University of Exeter, and I hold an adjunct position at the University of Western Australia.

Research group links

Research

Research interests

My research aims to enhance understanding of how patterns of cognitive information processing, such as biases in the processing of emotional information, characterise and contribute to variation in emotional vulnerability and behaviour. My research holds a general focus on anxiety vulnerability and fear, but extends to interests in depression, consumption, and other emotional vulnerabilities and behaviours.

You can see my research publications here.

Research projects

My current projects seek to investigate . . .

  • Patterns of appraisal and avoidance behaviours, and their modification, in elevated fear.
  • Biases in the processing of emotional information and their relation to emotional vulnerability.
  • The association between cognitive control and emotional information processing biases.
  • The causes and consequents of expectancy formation in the experience of emotional events.
  • The development of novel methods for assessing, and modifying, biases in information processing that characterise anxiety and fear.

 

External Engagement and Impact

Editorial responsibilities

I serve on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy.

I actively serve as peer-reviewer for a wide range of journals, including Clinical Psychological Science, Behaviour Research and Therapy, Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, BMC Psychiatry, and others.


External positions

I hold an adjunct position at the University of Western Australia.

Teaching

Supervision / Group

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