Valentina Cazzato
Senior Lecturer in Psychology

University Profile


I carried out my Ph.D., titled ‘Reflexive Social Attention modulated by Social Cues: evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies’ at ‘Sapienza’ University of Rome (Italy), which I completed in December 2010. Following this I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Udine (Italy) on a project titled ‘Neurofunctional Alterations of body representation in Eating Disorder patients’ (2011-2014). After a period as Lecturer in Psychology at University of Bradford, I have recently joined the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Psychology. My research interests span a broad range of topics, focusing on the psychological and neural basis of body representations across the lifespan in healthy populations and in individuals with Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, investigated by means of neurophysiological techniques (TMS and tDCS) and fMRI.

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Students: Ashleigh Bellard

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