Dr Allegra Cattani
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Dr Allegra Cattani

Baby Lab Research and Teaching Fellow

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)

Role

Baby Lab Manager
Developmental Psychology
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences

Qualifications

2007 PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, UK.
1999 Ph.D. Psychology, University of Genoa, Italy.
1992 Laurea (cum laude) Psychology, University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy.

Professional membership

Since 1993  Member of the Italian Psychological Association 
2007 PG Cert and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching interests

  • Language development in typical and atypical populations
  • Psychosocial development and people with learning disabilities
  • Psychology for health studies
  • Evidence based practice and critical awareness

     

    Research interests

     Developmental neuropsychology

    • Lexical and gestural development and assessment in monolingual and bilingual children
    • Language and memory development in children and adults in particular conditions (Deaf/hard of hearing, blindness, bilingual children, Down syndrome, and Williams syndrome)
    • Visuo-spatial skills and its influence in brain development of deaf and signing adults
    • Autobiographical memory in children and adults
    Should you are interested in doing a Ph.D. studentship on the following topics above, please contact me.

    Grants & contracts

    2013-2016 ESRC, Lexicon development in bilingual toddler, ca. £860.00. Co-I (with C. Floccia, J. Goslin, L. White, K. Plunkett). 

    2013 - 2015 FP7 Marie Curie Research Fellowship, ORATOR, for Beata Joanna Grzyb £301,559. Co-I  (with A. Cangelosi and C. Floccia).

    2013  EuCogIII Bilingual brains, bilingual minds. Summer School Event EuCog €10,000.  (with C. Floccia and L. White).

    2013-2014 IHC pump priming bursary Investigating the validity and reliability of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board for assessment of standing balance in children and teenagers, Co-I with L. Bunn, D. Cowie, D. Bradie and J. Marsden, £1555.

    2012 –2013 Vice-Chancellor Community Research Award, Increasing the communicative opportunities and skills of students with multiple physical and sensory disabilities. £9,296. Principal investigator with Co-I T. Gribble and R. Firth (Dame Hannah Rogers Trust).

    2012 – 2014 British Academy/Leverhulme, WING Words in Game test. £9,990. Principal investigator with Co-PI C. Floccia and A. Krott.

    2011 - 2014 TEMPUS European project LMPSM No 516721-Tempus-1-2011-1-RO-TEMPUS-JPCR, ‘Lifelong learning’ project. Degree and Master Courses in Social Work and Social Psychology in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, €11,068 (with Penelope Welbourne).

    2011 – 2012 IHC Pump priming bursary, Early English receptive and expressive vocabulary assessment: Building a British English PinG. £1,000. Principal and sole investigator.

    2008-2009 TQEF-Research Informed Teaching Initiative, Embedding research skills training into undergraduate mental health programmes, £10,303 (with Fraser Reid and Paul Farrand).

    2006-2008 CEPPL grant Innovation Fund Scheme, Survey of teaching staff and disabled student's experience, £5,000 (with Deirdre Ford).

    2003-2005 ESRC, Object processing in the two hemispheres in hearing and deaf adults, £46,056. Principal investigator 100% FTE and Research Fellow with Co-PI J. Clibbens and R. Campbell.

    2001-2003 European Marie Curie Fellowship, Hemispheric specialisation of Deaf and Hearing adults in visual memory, €114,272, ca £72,000. Principal investigator 100% FTE and Research Fellow (supervisor J. Clibbens).

    Research groups

    • Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
    • Brain
    • Parenting and Child Welfare

    Key publications are highlighted

    Journals
    Articles
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2018 'I: INTRODUCTION' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 83, (1) 7-29 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2018 'II: METHODS' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 83, (1) 30-42 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2018 'III: ANALYSES AND RESULTS FOR STUDY 1: ESTIMATING THE EFFECT OF LINGUISTIC DISTANCE ON VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 83, (1) 43-60 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2018 'IV: RESULTS FOR STUDIES 2 AND 3: THE UKBTAT MODEL AND ITS APPLICATION TO NONTARGET ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE LEARNERS' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 83, (1) 61-67 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2018 'V: GENERAL DISCUSSION' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development 83, (1) 68-80 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Azize PM, Cattani A & Endacott R 2017 'Perceived language proficiency and pain assessment by registered and student nurses in native English-speaking and EAL children aged 4-7 years' Journal of Clinical Nursing , DOI PEARL
    Floccia C, Sambrook TD, Delle Luche C, Kwok R, Goslin J, White L, Cattani A, Sullivan E, Abbot-Smith K & Krott A 2017 'Vocabulary of 2-Year-Olds Learning English and an Additional Language: Norms and Effects of Linguistic Distance' Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development PEARL
    Grzyb BJ, Cangelosi A, Cattani A & Floccia C 2017 'Decreased attention to object size information in scale errors performers' Infant Behavior and Development 47, 72-82 , DOI PEARL
    Azize PM, Endacott R, Cattani A & Humphreys A 2014 'Cultural responses to pain in UK children of primary school age: a mixed-methods study' Nurs Health Sci 16, (2) 186-192 Author Site , DOI
    Durrant S, Delle Luche C, Cattani A & Floccia C 2014 'Monodialectal and multidialectal infants’ representation of familiar words' Journal of Child Language 42, 447-465 , DOI PEARL
    Cattani A, Abbot-Smith K, Farag R, Krott A, Arreckx F, Dennis I & Floccia C 2014 'How much exposure to English is necessary for a bilingual toddler to perform like a monolingual peer in language tests?' International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 49, (6) 649-671 , DOI PEARL
    Cattani A & Clibbens J 2012 'Categorical and coordinate spatial relations of object processing in deaf signing adults' COGNITIVE PROCESSING 13, S39-S39 Author Site
    Cattani A, Abbot-Smith K, Krott A, Farag R & Floccia C 2012 'How much exposure to English is necessary for a bilingual toddler to perform like a monolingual peer in vocabulary assessment?'
    Azize PM, Humphreys A & Cattani A 2011 'The impact of language on the expression and assessment of pain in children' Intensive and Critical Care Nursing 27, (5) 235-243 , DOI
    Cattani A, Bonifacio S, Fertz M, Iverson JM, Zocconi E & Caselli CM 2010 'Communicative and linguistic development in preterm children: a longitudinal study from 12 to 24 months' Int J Lang Commun Disord 1-17 Author Site , DOI
    Cattani A, Bonifacio S, Fertz M, Iverson JM, Zocconi E & Caselli MC 2010 'Communicative and linguistic development in preterm children: a longitudinal study from 12 to 24 months' Int J Lang Commun Disord 45, (2) 162-173 Author Site , DOI PEARL
    Cattani A, Clibbens J & Perfect TJ 2007 '"Visual Memory for Shapes in Deaf Signers and Nonsigners and in Hearing Signers and Nonsigners: Atypical Lateralization and Enhancement": Correction' Neuropsychology 21, (3) 399-399 , DOI
    Cattani A, Clibbens J & Perfect TJ 2007 'Visual memory for shapes in deaf signers and nonsigners and in hearing signers and nonsigners: atypical lateralization and enhancement' Neuropsychology 21, (1) 114-121 Author Site , DOI
    Cattani DD, Mainardi F, Pallotti G, Falcieri E & Cattani A 2006 'Bone pain, electromagnetic waves, and piezoelectricity' International Journal of Artificial Organs 29, (5) 548-548
    Cattani A & Clibbens J 2005 'Atypical lateralization of memory for location: effects of deafness and sign language use' Brain Cogn 58, (2) 226-239 Author Site , DOI
    Evans JSBT, Clibbens J, Cattani A, Harris A & Dennis I 2003 'Explicit and implicit processes in multicue judgment' Mem Cognit 31, (4) 608-618 Author Site
    Capirci O, Cattani A, Rossini P & Volterra V 1998 'Teaching sign language to hearing children as a possible factor in cognitive enhancement' J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ 3, (2) 135-142 Author Site
    Chapters
    Mazzoni G & Cattani A 2009 'Lo sviluppo della memoria autobiografica come processo ricostruttivo' in Casonato M; Pfafflin F Pedoparafilie: prospettive psicologiche, forensi, psichiatriche
    Cattani A 2008 'Preferenze emisferiche della memoria visuo-spaziale di cerchi, forme e oggetti: esistono preferenze emisferiche atipiche nei sordi?' in Bagnara C; Corazza S; Fontana S; Zuccalà A I segni parlano. Prospettive di ricerca sulla Lingua dei Segni Italiana Milano Franco Angeli 171-182
    Clibbens J & Cattani A 2003 'Percezione visiva e specializzazione emisferica in adulti sordi e udenti (Visual Perception and Hemispheric Specialization in Deaf and Hearing Adults)' in Usai MC; Zanobini M Psicologia del ciclo di vita Milano: Franco Angeli 393-403

    Other academic activities

    Peer referee for:
    ESRC, MRC, Brain and Cognition, Sage Publication.