Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Bologna.
PhD in General and Clinical Psychology at the University of Bologna.
Specialization in Psychotherapy obtained at the School of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Ravenna.
From 9/1/2006 to 12/31/2015 Research fellow. Department of Clinical Medicine of the University of Bologna.
From 21/12/2016 Researcher at DIMES of the University of Bologna, SSD MPSI-08 Clinical Psychology.
COLLABORATION with other Universities
From January 2007 collaborates with:
University Department of Psychiatry and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Brain (FMRIB) Center, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
From October 2009 collaborates with:
Department of Biomedical, Metabolic and Neuroscience Sciences of the University of Modena.
COLLABORATIONS With Scientific Journals
Psychology and Psychotherapy
Journal of Crohn's and Colitis
International Journal of Pain
Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
Scientific Reports Nature
Neurogastroenterology and motility
Lessons in Clinical Psychology for:
School of Medicine and Surgery, Degree in Medicine and Surgery.
School of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course in Nursing Sciences.
School of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course in Physiotherapy.
School of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course in Speech Therapy.
School of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course in Podology.
Lectures for the Elective Course on IBD (Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery).
PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCES AND CONGRESSES
Faenza 11/19/2005 From the clinic to nutrition
Cesena 13/05/2006 Comparing experiences: the clinical management of MICI
Gabicce 15/09/2007 MICI: from the symptoms to the new therapies
Venice 10/11/2007 New perspectives for the treatment of MICI
Cesena 09/11/2008 News and perspectives for the treatment of MICI
Ferrara 18/04/2009 MICI and ostomy
Rome 28-29 / 11/2009 III annual IG-IBD conference
Bologna 05/12/2009 FRIENDS Meeting doctors and patients
Casalecchio 28/03/2010 A window on the future: MICI and research
Ravenna 14/04/2012 Mind and brain in MICI
Bologna 18/07/2012 Psychology, Neuroscience and MICI
Venice 17/11/2012 Psychology and neuroscience in IBD
Bologna 09/05/2013 Application of neuroimaging techniques to IBD
Bologna 06-08 / 09/2013 NGM congress neurogastroenterology and motility
Venice 11/16/2013 Psychology and neuroscience 10th meeting of MICI
Turin 17/05/2014 IBD World Day
Reggio Emilia 07/06/2014 Hospital meets FRIENDS Mind and brain in MICI
Modena 07/12/2014 Psychology and Neuroscience
Bologna 04/06/2015 Day 3 assignees DIMEC
Bologna 07/09/2015 Agorà Farerete Confindustria Between first and second brains
Modena 29/11/2015 MICI and brain
Modena 12/04/2016 FRIENDS the gut, our second brain
Cesena 02/12/2017 Obesity: a social problem. Clinical psychology and obesity. The problem of diagnosis
Bari 13-14 / 05/2005 Alexithymia and IBD. GRP Congress Psychosomatic medicine in research and in the clinic.
Cagliari 23-24 / 09/2005 Alexithymia and perceived stress in 323 patients with IBD. National Congress AIP (Italian association of psychology).
Bologna 3-4 / 11/2006 The chronic visceral pain. Between psyche and body, convention of clinical psychology.
Perugia 28-30 / 09/2007 Family ties in the IBD. National Congress AIP (Italian association of psychology).
Turin 23-26 / 09/2009 Word congress of psychosomatic medicine
Parental relationships in childhood and adult attachment style in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Quebec (Canada) 26-30 / 06/2011 Gray matter reduction in chronic bowel disease: a voxel based morphometry study. 17th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).
Beijing Beijng (China) 10-14 / 06/2012 Lack of attentional resources modulation in chronic stress: an fMRI study on Crohn's disease. 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM).
Award for research by the Italian group for the study of IBD. Rome 28-29 / 11/2009 III annual convention IG-IBD (Italian Group for the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease).
In the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 he received the annual award for the Association for Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (FRIENDS) of Emilia Romagna.
Scientific participation in international research projects
He participates as a researcher in the research project funded by the European Union NeuroFAST, The Integrated Neurobiology of Food Intake, Addiction and Stress.