I am Anthony Mangiacotti, an Italian qualified psychologist, MSc in Neuroscience and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation – University of Padua (Italy).
Currently I am a PhD student at the department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology of the University of Padua and I am collaborating with Dr F. Franco at the MCClab, Middlesex University (London) where I am Visiting Researcher, to further develop my research.
My research path takes place in collaboration with MHA association (Methodist Home, UK) where we are trying to understand the effects of music therapy activities in enhancing the well-being and cognitive functions of elderly people living in care homes.
During post-graduate training period at the care home D. Sartor of Castelfranco Veneto (tutor: Dott.ssa Giovanna Cipriani) and at the “Music & Science” department of Anglia Ruskin University of Cambridge (tutor: Prof. Jörg Fachner ), I acquired neuropsychological evaluation-rehabilitation skills, with the application of techniques based on music therapy principles.
I deal with assessment, rehabilitation and cognitive training (eg memory, attention, etc.) for people affected by cognitive decline due to eg. cranial trauma or dementia.
I have gained experience in training for both school and business staff, delivering training in educational psychology, and techniques for managing work stress.