Postgraduate Research Student
South Cloisters 1.42
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
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
Prevention of dementia and maintenance of Cognitive health,
Awareness of Age-Related Change,
Together with my supervisors Prof Linda Clare, Dr Barbora Silarova and Dr Rachel Collins we are working with our external collaborators Prof Kaarin Anstey, Prof 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).
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 by category
Publications by year
I do GTA (PTA) work at the School of Psychology (Undergraduate).