Dr Allegra Cattani
Baby Lab Research and Teaching Fellow
School of Psychology (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)
Senior Research Fellow
Baby Lab Manager
2007 PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, UK.
1999 PhD in Psychology, University of Genoa, Italy.
1992 Laurea (cum laude) in Psychology, University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy.
Since 1993 Member of the Italian Psychological Association
2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Developmental psychology
- Language development in typical and atypical populations
- Psychosocial development and people with learning disabilities
- Psychology for health studies
- Evidence-based practice and critical awareness
- Lexical and gesture development
- Lexical assessment of monolingual and bilingual children
- Language and memory development in children and adults (Deaf/hard of hearing, bilingual children)
- Visuo-spatial skills and its influence in brain development of deaf and signing adults
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).
- Centre for Research in Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (CBCB)
- Parenting and Child Welfare
Key publications are highlightedJournals