I graduated in Experimental Psychology at the University of Padua (Italy) in 2004. Then obtained a MSc in research methods (2007) and a PhD (2010) in Psychology at the University of Essex (UK).
Prior to joining Brunel University of London as a Lecturer, I held a lecturer post at City University of London. Before then I worked as a senior clinical scientist post at Broadmoor Hospital, West London Mental Health NHS Trust from 2015 to 2018.
My current research focuses on understanding the interplay between affective, neurocognitive and social factors contributing to the development of aggressive and antisocial behaviour in children and adolescents as well as in adults mentally disordered offenders.
- PhD, University of Essex, United Kingdom, Oct 2007 – Oct 2010
- MSc Research Methods in Psychology, University of Essex, United Kingdom, Oct 2006 – Oct 2007
- BSc in Experimental Psychology, University of Padua, Italy, Sep 2000 – Dec 2004
Newest selected publications
Vanova, M., Aldridge-Waddon, L., Jennings, B., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2020) 'Reading Skills Deficits in People with Mental Illness: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis'. European Psychiatry, 64 (1). pp. 1 - 28. ISSN: 0924-9338 Open Access Link
Aldridge-Waddon, L., Vanova, M., Munneke, J., Puzzo, I. and Kumari, V. (2020) 'Atypical social reward anticipation as a transdiagnostic characteristic of psychopathology: A meta-analytic review and critical evaluation of current evidence'. Clinical Psychology Review, 82. pp. 101942 - 101942. ISSN: 0272-7358
Prätzlich, M., Oldenhof, H., Steppan, M., Ackermann, K., Baker, R., Batchelor, M., (2019) 'Resting autonomic nervous system activity is unrelated to antisocial behaviour dimensions in adolescents: Cross-sectional findings from a European multi-centre study'. Journal of Criminal Justice, 65. pp. 101536 - 101536. ISSN: 0047-2352et al.
Oldenhof, H., Prätzlich, M., Ackermann, K., Baker, R., Batchelor, M., Baumann, S., (2019) 'Baseline autonomic nervous system activity in female children and adolescents with conduct disorder: Psychophysiological findings from the FemNAT-CD study'. Journal of Criminal Justice, 65. pp. 101564 - 101564. ISSN: 0047-2352et al.
Puzzo, I., Sedgwick, O., Kelly, R., Greer, B., Kumari, V., Gudjonsson, G. and (2019) 'Attention Problems Predict Risk of Violence and Rehabilitative Engagement in Mentally Disordered Offenders'. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10 (MAY). pp. 1 - 8. ISSN: 1664-0640 Open Access Linket al.