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I obtained my PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (King's College London) in 2016. My thesis focused on the mechanisms underlying aberrant processing of salience in schizophrenia. Subsequently, I was awarded a NIHR-BRC Bridging Award Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to investigate the neural correlates of value processing in schizophrenia. My current research focuses on the investigation of the neuro-cognitive mechanisms that go awry in psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on schizophrenia and eating disorders. In 2008, I obtained the eligibility to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in my home country and have worked as a clinician in several mental health services and with a wide range of clinical populations.
Current PhD students:
Please contact me if you are interested in applying for a PhD in the area of eating disorders or eating behaviour in the general population. Some of my current projects are:
- The role of interoception in the development of binge eating and disordered eating in the community
- The role of social punishment in the development and maintenance of eating disorders
- The relationship between sleeping and eating problems.
£9.9661 1st Grant Scheme, Kingston University - project title: 'Sensing your body when overating: interoception and disordered eating in the general population'
NIHR-BRC 1 year Postdoctoral Bridging Award Fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London
NIHR-BRC 3+1 PhD Studentship at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London
One year research bursary at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Rome, Italy
Rigoli, Francesco, Martinelli, Cristina and Pezzulo, Giovanni (2021) The half-empty/full glass in mental health : a reference-dependent computational model of evaluation in psychopathology. Clinical Psychological Science, ISSN (print) 2167-7026 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Rigoli, Francesco and Martinelli, Cristina (2021) A reference-dependent computational model of anorexia nervosa. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, ISSN (print) 1530-7026 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Rigoli, Francesco, Martinelli, Cristina and Shergill, Sukhwinder S (2019) The role of expecting feedback during decision-making under risk. NeuroImage, 202, p. 116079. ISSN (print) 1053-8119
Rigoli, Francesco, Friston, Karl J, Martinelli, Cristina, Selakovic, Mirjana, Shergill, Sukhwinder S and Dolan, Raymond J (2016) A Bayesian model of context-sensitive value attribution. eLife, 5, e16127. ISSN (online) 2050-084X
Martinelli, Cristina and Shergill, Sukhwinder S. (2015) Clarifying the role of pattern separation in schizophrenia : the role of recognition and visual discrimination deficits. Schizophrenia Research, 166(1-3), pp. 328-333. ISSN (print) 0920-9964
Martinelli, Cristina and Shergill, Sukhwinder S. (2015) Everything you wanted to know about neuroimaging and psychiatry, but were afraid to ask. BJPsych Advances, 21(4), pp. 251-260. ISSN (print) 2056-4678
Martinelli, Cristina, Cavanagh, Kate and Dudley, Robert E.J. (2013) The impact of rumination on state paranoid ideation in a nonclinical sample. Behavior Therapy, 44(3), pp. 385-394. ISSN (print) 0005-7894
Pagani, Camilla, Robustelli, Francesco and Martinelli, Cristina (2011) School, cultural diversity, multiculturalism, and contact. Intercultural Education, 22(4), pp. 337-349. ISSN (print) 1467-5986