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Dr Ana Nikcevic

Associate Professor of Psychology

About

I am a health psychologist and psychological therapist with research interests in clinical and health psychology. My expertise lies in the psychology of women's reproductive health and the application of cognitive-behavioural and metacognitive theories and therapies to the understanding of addictive behaviours and health-related conditions.

At Kingston University I am the programme Director of the MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology.

Areas of specialism

  • Psychological aspects of pregnancy and pregnancy loss
  • Metacognitive theory and therapy applied to health conditions
  • Addictive behaviours

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) (First Class) Psychology, Clinical Psychology orientation, University of Belgrade
  • MSc (Distinction) Health Psychology, City University, London
  • PhD Psychology, King's College London
  • PgCert in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, University College London
  • Diploma Level 1 in Metacognitive Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy Institute, Manchester (UK)-Trondheim (Norway)

Professional membership

Registered Metacognitive Therapy Practitioner (MCT-I)

Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist (BABCP)

Registered Psychotherapist (UKCP)

Fellow (HEA)

Chartered Health Psychologist and Associate Fellow (BPS)

Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC)

Member, Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology 

Research

Recent research grants held:

Nikčević, A.V. (2013-2016):'The psychological Impact of Pre-eclampsia screening on pregnant women'. Fetal Medicine Foundation, UK.

Terry, P. & Nikčević, A.V. (2011-2014).'Biomedical and societal effects of alcohol'. The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB).

I have supervised over 30 MSc level research projects and one PhD. I welcome PhD applications in my research areas. I am currently (co-)supervising five PhD students:

  • Helen Christie-Pike – 'The transition to parenthood, mental health, and emotion regulation: An attachment theory perspective'
  • Zoe Dodd - 'Psychological impact of screening for pre-eclampsia'
  • Dan Kolubinski (South Bank University) - 'The metacognitive model of self-esteem'
  • Dawn Leach - 'Predicting changes in anxiety and depression from pregnancy to postpartum: The role of maladaptive maternal attitudes and metacognitive beliefs'
  • Amy Montague - 'An investigation into the drinking and preloading behaviours of sexual minority women'.

Publications

Number of items: 56.

Article

Alma, Leyla, Spada, Marcantonio M., Fernie, Bruce A., Yilmaz-Samanci, Adviye Esin, Caselli, Gabriele and Nikcevic, Ana V. (2018) Metacognitions in smoking : evidence from a cross-cultural validation of the metacognitions about smoking questionnaire in a Turkish sample. Psychiatry Research, 259, pp. 160-168. ISSN (print) 0165-1781

Fernie, Bruce A., Wright, Talen, Caselli, Gabriele, Nikcevic, Ana V. and Spada, Marcantonio M (2017) Metacognitions as mediators of gender identity-related anxiety. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24(1), pp. 264-268. ISSN (print) 1063-3995

Nikcevic, Ana, Alma, Leyla, Marino, Claudia, Kolubinski, Daniel, Yılmaz-Samancı, Adviye Esin, Caselli, Gabriele and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2017) Modelling the contribution of negative affect, outcome expectancies and metacognitions to cigarette use and nicotine dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 74, pp. 82-89. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Leach, Dawn M., Terry, Philip and Nikcevic, Ana (2017) The Pregnancy Related Beliefs Questionnaire (PRBQ) : an examination of the psychometric properties in perinatal samples. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, ISSN (print) 1063-3995 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Nikcevic, A.V., Marino, C., Caselli, G. and Spada, M.M. (2017) The importance of thinking styles in predicting binge eating. Eating Behaviors, 26, pp. 40-44. ISSN (print) 1471-0153

Kolubinski, Daniel C., Nikcevic, Ana V., Lawrence, Jacqueline A. and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2017) The metacognitions about self-critical rumination questionnaire. Journal of Affective Disorders, 220(1), pp. 129-138. ISSN (print) 0165-0327

Fernie, Bruce A., Bharucha, Zinnia, Nikcevic, Ana V., Marino, Claudia and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2017) A metacognitive model of procrastination. Journal of Affective Disorders, 210, pp. 196-203. ISSN (print) 0165-0327

Fernie, Bruce A, Bharucha, Zinnia, Nikcevic, Ana V and Spada, Marcantonio M (2017) The unintentional procrastination scale. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 35(2), pp. 136-149. ISSN (print) 0894-9085

Fernie, Bruce A., Fung, Agoston and Nikcevic, Ana (2016) Different coping strategies amongst individuals with grandiose and vulnerable narcissistic traits. Journal of Affective Disorders, 205, pp. 301-305. ISSN (print) 0165-0327

Spada, Marcantonio M., Caselli, Gabriele, Fernie, Bruce A., Nikcevic, Ana, Ruggiero, Giovanni M., Boccaletti, Fabio, Dallari, Giulia and Sassaroli, Sandra (2016) Metacognitions about desire thinking predict the severity of binge eating in a sample of Italian women. Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity, 21(2), pp. 297-304. ISSN (print) 1124-4909

Marino, C., Vieno, A., Lenzi, M., Fernie, B. A., Nikcevic, A. V. and Spada, M. M. (2016) Personality traits and metacognitions as predictors of positive mental health in college students. Journal of Happiness Studies, ISSN (print) 1389-4978 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Marino, Claudia, Vieno, Alessio, Moss, Antony C., Caselli, Gabriele, Nikcevic, Ana V. and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2016) Personality, motives and metacognitions as predictors of problematic Facebook Use in university students. Personality and Individual Differences, 101, pp. 70-77. ISSN (print) 0191-8869

Fernie, Bruce A, Murphy, Gabrielle, Wells, Adrian, Nikcevic, Ana V. and Spada, Marcantonio M (2016) Treatment Outcome and Metacognitive Change in CBT and GET for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 44(4), pp. 379-409. ISSN (print) 1352-4658

Fernie, Bruce A., McKenzie, Ann-Marie, Nikcevic, Ana V., Caselli, Gabriele and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2016) The contribution of metacognitions and attentional control to decisional procrastination. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 34(1), pp. 1-13. ISSN (print) 0894-9085

Kolubinski, Daniel C., Nikcevic, Ana V., Lawrence, Jacqueline A. and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2016) The role of metacognition in self-critical rumination: an investigation in individuals presenting with low self-esteem. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 34(1), pp. 73-85. ISSN (print) 0894-9085

Spada, Marcantonio M, Caselli, Gabriele, Nikcevic, Ana and Wells, Adrian (2015) Metacognition in addictive behaviors. Addictive Behaviors, 44, pp. 9-15. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Moss, Antony C., Spada, Marcantonio M., Harkin, Jamila, Albery, Ian P., Rycroft, Nicola and Nikcevic, Ana V. (2015) 'Neknomination' : predictors in a sample of UK university students. Addictive Behaviors Reports, 1, pp. 73-75. ISSN (online) 2352-8532

Nikcevic, A.V., Caselli, G., Wells, A. and Spada, M.M. (2015) The metacognitions about smoking questionnaire: development and psychometric properties. Addictive Behaviors, 44, pp. 102-107. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Fernie, B.A., Maher-Edwards, L., Murphy, G., Nikcevic, A.V. and Spada, M.M. (2015) The metacognitions about symptoms control scale: development and concurrent validity. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 22(5), pp. 443-449. ISSN (print) 1063-3995

Tanwani, P., Fernie, B.A., Nikcevic, A.V. and Spada, M.M. (2015) A systematic review of treatments for Impulse Control Disorders and related behaviours in Parkinson's Disease. Psychiatry Research, 225(3), pp. 402-406. ISSN (print) 0165-1781

Spada, M.M., Caselli, G., Slaifer, M, Nikcevic, A.V. and Sassaroli, S. (2014) Desire thinking as a predictor of problematic internet use. Social Science Computer Review, 32(4), pp. 474-483. ISSN (print) 0894-4393

Nikcevic, A.V., Caselli, G, Green, D.M. and Spada, M.M. (2014) Negative recurrent thinking as a moderator of the relationship between perceived stress and depressive symptoms. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 32(4), pp. 248-256. ISSN (print) 0894-9085

Nikcevic, Ana V. and Nicolaides, Kypros H (2014) Search for meaning, finding meaning and adjustment in women following miscarriage: a longitudinal study. Psychology & Health, 29(1), pp. 50-63. ISSN (print) 0887-0446

Maher-Edwards, L, Fernie, B.A., Murphy, G., Nikcevic, A.V. and Spada, M.M. (2012) Metacognitive factors in chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 19(6), pp. 552-557. ISSN (print) 1063-3995

Spada, M.M., Caselli, G., Manfredi, C., Rebecchi, D., Rovetto, F., Ruggiero, G., Nikcevic, A.V. and Sassaroli, S. (2012) Parental overprotection and metacognitions as predictors of worry and anxiety. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 40(3), pp. 287-296. ISSN (print) 1352-4658

Clark, Ailsa, Tran, Cathy, Weiss, Alexander, Caselli, Gabriele, Nikcevic, Ana and Spada, Marcantonio (2012) Personality and alcohol metacognitions as predictors of weekly levels of alcohol use in binge drinking university students. Addictive Behaviors, 37(4), pp. 537-540. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Currid, Thomas J., Nikcevic, Ana and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2011) Cognitive behavioural therapy and its relevance to nursing. British Journal of Nursing, 20(22), pp. 1443-1447. ISSN (print) 0966-0461

Nikcevic, Ana V. and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2010) Metacognitions about smoking: a preliminary investigation. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 17(6), pp. 536-542. ISSN (print) 1063-3995

Fernie, B.A., Spada, M.M., Nikcevic, A.V., Georgiou, G. and Moneta, G.B. (2009) Metacognitive beliefs about procrastination: development and concurrent validity of a self-report questionnaire. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 23(4), pp. 283-293. ISSN (print) 0889-8391

Isa Alfaraj, Ali M.A., Spada, Marcantonio M., Nikcevic, Ana, Puffett, Alison and Meer, Sadeeqa (2009) Positive beliefs about rumination in depressed and non-depressed pregnant women: a preliminary investigation. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 27(1), pp. 54-60. ISSN (print) 0264-6838

Spada, Marcantonio M., Nuamah, Francis, Luty, Jason and Nikcevic, Ana V. (2008) Changes in alcohol expectancies before and after inpatient chemical detoxification for alcohol dependence. Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment, 7(3), pp. 157-161. ISSN (print) 1531-5754

Spada, Marcantonio M., Nikcevic, Ana V., Moneta, Giovanni and Wells, Adrian (2008) Metacognition, perceived stress, and negative emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 44(5), pp. 1172-1181. ISSN (print) 0191-8869

Nikcevic, Ana and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2008) Metacognitions across the continuum of smoking dependence. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 36(3), pp. 333-339. ISSN (print) 1352-4658

Spada, Marcantonio M., Langston, Benjamin, Nikcevic, Ana and Moneta, Giovanni B. (2008) The role of metacognitions in problematic Internet use. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), pp. 2325-2335. ISSN (print) 0747-5632

Nikcevic, Ana V., Kramolisova-Advani, Jana and Spada, Marcantonio M. (2007) Early childhood experiences and current emotional distress: what do they tell us about aspiring psychologists? The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 141(1), pp. 25-34. ISSN (print) 0022-3980

Spada, Marcantonio M., Nikcevic, Ana, Moneta, Giovanni B. and Wells, Adrian (2007) Metacognition as a mediator of the relationship between emotion and smoking dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 32(10), pp. 2120-2129. ISSN (print) 0306-4603

Nikcevic, Ana V., Kuczmierczyk, Andrzej R. and Nicolaides, Kypros H. (2007) The influence of medical and psychological interventions on women's distress after miscarriage. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 63(3), pp. 283-290. ISSN (print) 0022-3999

Spada, M. M., Nikcevic, A., Moneta, G. B. and Ireson, J. (2006) Metacognition as a mediator of the effect of test anxiety on a surface approach to studying. Educational Psychology, 26(5), pp. 615-624. ISSN (print) 0144-3410

Spada, M.M, Hiou, K. and Nikcevic, A. (2006) Metacognitions, emotions, and procrastination. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 20(3), pp. 319-326. ISSN (online) 0889-8391

Nikcevic, A. (2003) Development and evaluation of a miscarriage follow-up clinic. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 21(3), pp. 207-217. ISSN (print) 0264-6838

Nikcevic, A.V., Kuczmierczyk, A.R., Tunkel, S.A. and Nicolaides, K.H. (2000) Distress after miscarriage: relation to the knowledge of the cause of pregnancy loss and coping style. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 18(4), pp. 339-343. ISSN (print) 0264-6838

Nikcevic, A.V., Tunkel, S.A., Kuczmierczyk, A.R. and Nicolaides, K.H. (1999) Investigation of the cause of miscarriage and its influence on women's psychological distress. British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 106(8), pp. 808-813. ISSN (print) 1470-0328

Nikcevic, A.V., Snijders, R., Nicolaides, K.H. and Kupek, E. (1999) Some psychometric properties of the the Texas Grief Inventory adjusted for miscarriage. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 72(2), pp. 171-178. ISSN (print) 1476-0835

Nikcevic, A.V., Kuczmierczyk, A.R. and Nicolaides, K.H. (1998) Personal coping resources, responsibility, anxiety and depression after early pregnancy loss. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 19(3), pp. 145-154. ISSN (print) 0167-482X

Nikcevic, A.V., Tunkel, S.A. and Nicolaides, K.H. (1998) Psychological outcomes following missed abortions and provision of follow-up care. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 11(2), pp. 123-128. ISSN (print) 0960-7692

Book

Nikcevic, Ana V. , Kuczmierczyk, Andrzej R. and Bruch, Michael, eds. (2006) Formulation and treatment in clinical health psychology. London, UK : Routledge. 302p. ISBN 1583912843

Book Section

Ezzamel, S., Spada, M.M. and Nikcevic, AV. (2015) Cognitive-behavioural case formulation in the treatment of a complex case of social anxiety disorder and substance misuse. In: Bruch, M., (ed.) Beyond diagnosis: case formulation in cognitive behavioural therapy. 2nd ed. London, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 194-219. ISBN 9781119960768 (In Press)

Nikcevic, Ana V. (2006) Miscarriage: conceptualisation and treatment of the psychological sequelae. In: Nikcevic, Ana V. , Kuczmierczyk, Andrzej R. and Bruch, Michael, (eds.) Formulation and treatment in clinical health psychology. London, USA : Routledge. pp. 273-289. ISBN 1583912851

Conference or Workshop Item

Nikcevic, A.V, and Spada, M.M. (2011) Development and validation of the Smoking Metacognitions Questionnaire. In: First International Conference of Metacognitive Therapy; 11 - 13 May 2011, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Spada, M.M., Maher-Edwards, L., Fernie, B., Murphy, G., Wells, A. and Nikcevic, A. (2011) Metacognitions and negative emotions as predictors of severity of symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome. In: First International Conference of Metacognitive Therapy; 11 - 13 May 2011, Manchester, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nikcevic, A.V. and Spada, M.M. (2010) Metacognitions about smoking: a preliminary investigation. In: XL Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; 07 - 10 Oct 2010, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)

Fernie, B.A., Spada, M.M., Nikcevic, A.V. and Moneta, G.B. (2010) Metacognitive beliefs about procrastination: development and concurrent validity of a self-report questionnaire. In: XL Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; 07 - 10 Oct 2010, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)

Nikcevic, A.V., Isa Alfaraj, A.M.A. and Spada, M.M. (2010) Positive beliefs about rumination in depressed and non-depressed pregnant women: a preliminary investigation. In: XL Congress of European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; 07 - 10 Oct 2010, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)

Nikcevic, A.V., Spada, M.M., Moneta, G.B. and Wells, A. (2007) Metacognition, emotion and smoking dependence. In: 5th World Congress for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; 11-14 July 2007, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Nikcevic, A.V., Spada, M.M., Moneta, G.B. and Wells, A. (2007) Metacognition, stress and emotion. In: 5th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies; 11-14 July 2007, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Nikcevic, AV, Kuczmierczyk, AR and Nicolaides, KH (2002) Medical and psychological interventions after miscarriage and women's distress: a controlled study. In: Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology; 4-6 Sep 2002, Sheffield, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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