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Professore Ordinario





Claudio Gentili, M.D., Ph.D. M.S. Psychol. Curriculum Vitae

Current position:
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Department of General Psychology, University of Padova (from October 2015)

Previous academic work experiences:
2010-2015: Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology (University of Pisa)
2006-2009: Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology (University of Pisa) three-year contract

Education and Abroad stages:
2017: Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (2 months)
2012: Boarded Psychotherapist
2009: Master Degree in Psychology (University of Pavia)
2007 : Ph.D. in Molecular, Metabolic, Functional exploration of Nervous System and Sensorial Organs (University of Pisa)
2004: Visiting Research Assistant at Princeton University (3 months)
2002: Medical Doctor (University of Pisa)

Main research interests:
- Neurobiology of mental disorders: a particular interest has been devoted to resting state correlates of psychological traits related to psychopathology such as impulsivity and neuroticism and to phobic conditions such as social anxiety disorder.
- Electrophysiological correlates of mood and anxiety: in this framework ECG recording acquired both through traditional equipment and through wearable device were used to evaluate and predict mood and mood changes in patients with affective disorders. These activities were also part of two European Projects (PSYCHE -European Framework 7- and NEVERMIND - European Framework Horizon2020)) granted by the European Commission
- Meta-analysis and quality in neuroimaging research
- Biological effects of psychological treatments

Principal international collaborations:
- Stanford University: reproducibility of fMRI studies
- University Babes-Bolyai (Romania): fMRI correlates of psychological intervention and mental disorders and quality in research
- Vrie Universitat (Amsterdam): meta-analysis in clinical psychology

He is Academic editor for PLOS1 and member of the Editorial Committee of:
“Journal of Evidence Based Psychotherapy”, Indexed in ISI
"Transylvanian Journal of Psychology", Indexed in EBSCO e PSYCHINFO.
He is ad-hoc referee for psychobiology, psychophysiology and clinical psychology papers for several peer-review journals including: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Brain Research Bulletin, Archives Italiennes de Biologie, Current Anthropology, Transactional Psychiatry, POLSone, Archives of General Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Biological Psychology, Frontieers Publishing.
National and international scientific boards
From 2013 “Research affiliate” Albert Ellis Institute - New-York
From 2012 Scientific Board of SkyRa “Platform for Advanced Imaging MRI/EEG – in Clinical Cognitive Sciences” Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy University Babes Bolyai Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Conference and workshop organization:
2014 Chair of organizing committees and member of the local scientific committee for the XVI Congress of The Italian Association of Psychology (Clinical and Dynamic psychology branch) Pisa September 18-20.
2009 Co-chairman Local Organizing Committee XXIII Congress of The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), Pisa September 23-26.

Member of organizing committees:
2018 XIX World Congress of Psychophysiology, Lucca September 4-8
2017 XXXI Congress of The European Health Psychology Society (EHPS), Padua August 29 - September 2
2012 International Organization of Psychophysiology, Pisa September 13-17.
2006 The Architecture of


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