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Chiara Papini, PhD

Chiara Papini, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate


Principal Investigator

Tara M. Brinkman, PhD


BSc – University of Padua, Italy
MA – University of Padua, Italy
PhD – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive and psychosocial late effects of childhood cancer
  • Psychological and behavioral interventions

Current research

  •  Neurocognitive functioning and health behaviors in adult survivors of childhood cancer
  • Cognitive and physical functioning in survivors of pediatric neuroblastoma
  • Neurocognitive intervention for chronic pain in childhood cancer survivors
  • Neurocognitive outcomes in long-term survivors of brain tumors
  • Sensory deficits and neurocognitive outcomes in long-term survivors of childhood cancer
  • Psychiatric outcomes and neuroimaging biomarkers in childhood cancer survivors

Selected Publications

Papini C, Palaniyappan L, Kroll J, Froudist-Walsh S, Murray RM, Nosarti C. Altered cortical gyrification in adults who were born very preterm and its associations with cognition and mental health. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2020;5(7):640-650. PubMed PMID: 32198001. doi:10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.01.006

Papini C, White TP, Montagna A, et al. Altered resting-state functional connectivity in emotion-processing brain regions in adults who were born very preterm. Psychol Med. 2016;46(14):3025-3039. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5080670.  doi:10.1017/S0033291716001604

Pitchford NJ, Papini C, Outhwaite LA, Gulliford A. Fine motor skills predict maths ability better than they predict reading ability in the early primary school years. Front Psychol. 2016;7:783. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4884738.  doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00783

Last update: February 2022