Teresa Farroni

Present position                                                                                                              

Teresa Farroni is Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at University of Padua (Italy) with over twenty years of research experience. She is teaching Developmental Psychology (undergraduate courses) and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (master course) both in Italian and in English.

Scientific production

More than 50 peer-reviewed papers (all in ISI journals); ore than 100 reviews for more than 20 different ISI journals (including Nature, Neuron, PNAS etc.), project proposals (ERC, Cost Actions, etc.), and official reviewer for ANVUR – National Agency for the Evaluation of the University and Research Systems; reviewer for the following international journals: Nature Neuroscience, Scientific Report (Nature), Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, Cognition, Developmental Science, Neuropsychologia, Neuron, Brain Research, Psychological Bulletin, Child Development, Cortex, European Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, PlosOne, European Journal of Developmental Psychology, Visual Cognition, Emotion Review, Biological Psychology, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Psychological Science. Involvement in research projects dedicated to typical and atypical development (COST Action BM1004: Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism (ESSEA); EC Marie Curie Initial Training Networks: Tracking Early Human Development: From Basic Science to Applications; Excellence Project funded by CARIPARO Foundation (Padua).

Awards

Received the 2002 Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the University of Padua (€15,000).

In the 2004 awarded prestigious Welcome Trust Career Development Research Fellowship (£297,505 GBP), Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, UK; 2010-2013 COST Action BM1004: Enhancing the Scientific Study of Early Autism (ESSEA) (509,800 euros).

In the 2010, PI for the Italianpartner for the Marie Curie PhD Studentships in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Tracking EarlyHuman Development: From Basic Science to Applications Funded by the EC Marie Curie Initial Training

Networks: FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN PART B Grant Number: 264301

Supervision of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

She is currently supervising 1 PhD student at the University of Padua. I have already successfully supervised 5 PhD students and 4 post doctoral researchers at the same University. Since 2002 she has successfully supervised 35 undergraduate and 25 masters theses at the University of Padua. She has co-supervised 1 international PhD student, with the Centre for Brain & Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, UK within an EC Marie Curie Training Network, and she has co-supervised a further 2 international PhD students within the EC Marie Curie Initial Training Networks: Tracking Early Human Development: From Basic Science to Applications.

Major Research interests

Her research is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of typical and atypical development and of behavioural and neuroimaging studies, from birth (time 0) to adulthood. She has focused on the study of the Social Brain by conducting: (1) field studies of the early development of cognitive processes (memory, attention, etc.), (2) investigations of the origins of the social brain, (3) experiments that formulate research questions both on cognitive and neural levels of analysis

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