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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.
£1000 Student Consultancy Project "The use of Instagram to promote engagement in Psychology students'
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Please contact me if you are interested in applying for a PhD in eating disorders or eating behaviour in the general population. Some of my current projects include:
- 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.
- Cognitive biases in eating disorders and orthorexia nervosa.
£2,785 CResCID grant, Kingston University - project title: 'The effects of social rejection on sense of agency and cognitive control dysregulation in clinical and subclinical anorexia nervosa'
£9,961 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
Martinelli, Cristina, Chami, Rayane and Reid, Sam (2023) The investigation of biases in the evaluation and knowledge of foods' healthiness and disordered eating in a community sample. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 55(1), pp. 14-22. ISSN (print) 0008-400X
Rigoli, Francesco and Martinelli, Cristina (2022) A computational theory of evaluation processes in apathy. Current Psychology, ISSN (print) 1046-1310 (Epub Ahead of Print)
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, 9(6), pp. 1021-1034. ISSN (print) 2167-7026
Rigoli, Francesco and Martinelli, Cristina (2021) A reference-dependent computational model of anorexia nervosa. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 21, pp. 269-277. ISSN (print) 1530-7026
Rigoli, Francesco, Martinelli, Cristina and Pezzulo, Giovanni (2021) I want to believe : delusion, motivated reasoning, and Bayesian decision theory. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 26(6), pp. 408-420. ISSN (print) 1354-6805
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
Martinelli, Cristina, Rigoli, Francesco, Averbeck, Bruno and Shergill, Sukhwinder S. (2018) The value of novelty in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 192, pp. 287-293. ISSN (print) 0920-9964
Martinelli, Cristina, Rigoli, Francesco, Dolan, Ray J. and Shergill, Sukhwinder S. (2018) Decreased value-sensitivity in schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 259, pp. 295-301. ISSN (print) 0165-1781
Martinelli, Cristina, Rigoli, Francesco and Shergill, Sukhwinder S. (2017) Aberrant force processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 43(2), pp. 417-424. ISSN (print) 0586-7614
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
Qualified a Clinical Psychologist in Italy. Worked in the NHS as a Clinical Psychologist in adaptation period. Currently waiting for the conversion of title in the UK.