Skip to main content

profile

Loading content

Serena Sabatini

Postgraduate Research Student

 South Cloisters 1.42

 

South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

I have a bachelor degree in Psychology of Personality and Interpersonal Relations (University of Padua, Italy) and a Master degree in Clinical-Dynamic Psychology (University of Padua, Italy). I passed the state exam that qualifies me as a psychologist in Italy.

During my bachelor and master degrees I did three professional internships in a Centre of Cognitive Decline and Dementia of my hometown in Italy. I also won two Erasmus scholarships that gave me the opportunity to study for one term at the “Universidad Autonoma de Madrid” (Spain) and to do a 6-month research internship at the University of St Andrews (Scotland). At St Andrews I took part in two projects: one exploring the use of Mindfulness in caregivers of individuals living with Dementia and the other looking at the relation between Depression, Rumination, Empathy and Social Problem Solving. During my master research project/thesis I used psychophysiology measurements to assess therapists’ empathic abilities.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society and of the Alzheimer Society.

I enjoy being a volunteer for the group “singing for the brain” organized by the Alzheimer’s Society 

I am a PhD student within the School of Psychology and the Medical School at the University of Exeter.

My PhD involves:

The conduction of a systematic review,

Conduction of a big on-line survey implemented through PROTECT platform and use of existing data from PROTECT platform,

the validation of a measure of AARC,

cross-sectional and longitudinal quantitative analysis.

 

Research group links

Research

Research interests

Prevention of dementia and maintenance of Cognitive health,

Awareness of Age-Related Change,

Mental health

Research projects

Together with my supervisors Prof Linda Clare, Dr Barbora Silarova and Dr Rachel Collins we are working with our external collaborators Prof Kaarin AnsteyProf Nicola Lautenschlager and Dr Sarang Kim on the Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Cognitive Health project. We are exploring different potentially modifiable determinants of health-related behaviour change. My focus is on the recently developed concept of awareness of age related changes (Serena Sabatini). 

Grants/Funding:

PhD studentship from University of Exeter College of Life and Environmental Science (School of Psychology) and University of Exeter Medical School.

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Cognitive Health, #1100579. CI Professor Kaarin Anstey.

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Sabatini S, Martyr A, Ukoumunne OC, Ballard C, Collins R, Pentecost C, Rusted JM, Quinn C, Anstey KJ, Kim S, et al (In Press). Attitudes Toward Own Aging and Cognition among Individuals Living with and without Dementia: Findings from the IDEAL Programme and the PROTECT Study.  Abstract.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Collins R, Anstey K, Diehl M, Brothers A, Wahl H-W, Corbett A, Hampshire A, et al (In Press). Cross-Sectional Association between Objective Cognitive Performance and Perceived Age-related Gains and Losses in Cognition. International Psychogeriatrics Full text.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Collins R, Corbett A, Brooker H, Clare L (In Press). The Cross-sectional Relationship between Pain and Awareness of Age-Related Changes. British Journal of Pain Full text.
Sabatini S, Ballard C, Clare L, Collins R, Ukoumunne O (2021). Associations of subjective cognitive and memory decline with depression, anxiety, and two-year change in objectively-assessed global cognition and memory. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: a Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne OC, Martyr A, Ballard C, Lamont RA, Collins R, Pentecost C, Hunt A, Quinn C, Thom JM, et al (2021). Relationship between self-perceptions of aging and ‘living well’ among people with mild-to-moderate dementia: Findings from the ideal programme. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 94, 104328-104328. Full text.
Sabatini S, Silarova B, Martyr A, Collins R, Ballard C, Anstey KJ, Kim S, Clare L (2020). Associations of Awareness of Age-Related Change with Emotional and Physical Well-being: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Gerontologist, 60(6), e477-e490. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Brothers A, Kaspar R, Collins R, Kim S, Corbett A, Aarsland D, Hampshire A, et al (2020). International relevance of Two Measures of Awareness of Age-Related Change (AARC). BMC Geriatrics, 20 Full text.

Publications by year


In Press

Sabatini S, Martyr A, Ukoumunne OC, Ballard C, Collins R, Pentecost C, Rusted JM, Quinn C, Anstey KJ, Kim S, et al (In Press). Attitudes Toward Own Aging and Cognition among Individuals Living with and without Dementia: Findings from the IDEAL Programme and the PROTECT Study.  Abstract.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Collins R, Anstey K, Diehl M, Brothers A, Wahl H-W, Corbett A, Hampshire A, et al (In Press). Cross-Sectional Association between Objective Cognitive Performance and Perceived Age-related Gains and Losses in Cognition. International Psychogeriatrics Full text.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Collins R, Corbett A, Brooker H, Clare L (In Press). The Cross-sectional Relationship between Pain and Awareness of Age-Related Changes. British Journal of Pain Full text.

2021

Sabatini S, Ballard C, Clare L, Collins R, Ukoumunne O (2021). Associations of subjective cognitive and memory decline with depression, anxiety, and two-year change in objectively-assessed global cognition and memory. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: a Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne OC, Martyr A, Ballard C, Lamont RA, Collins R, Pentecost C, Hunt A, Quinn C, Thom JM, et al (2021). Relationship between self-perceptions of aging and ‘living well’ among people with mild-to-moderate dementia: Findings from the ideal programme. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 94, 104328-104328. Full text.

2020

Sabatini S, Silarova B, Martyr A, Collins R, Ballard C, Anstey KJ, Kim S, Clare L (2020). Associations of Awareness of Age-Related Change with Emotional and Physical Well-being: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Gerontologist, 60(6), e477-e490. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Sabatini S, Ukoumunne O, Ballard C, Brothers A, Kaspar R, Collins R, Kim S, Corbett A, Aarsland D, Hampshire A, et al (2020). International relevance of Two Measures of Awareness of Age-Related Change (AARC). BMC Geriatrics, 20 Full text.

Serena_Sabatini Details from cache as at 2021-06-15 12:02:33

Refresh publications

Teaching

I do GTA (PTA) work at the School of Psychology (Undergraduate).

Supervision / Group

Back | Edit Profile