Clara Calia

Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

Contact details

Address

Street

9 Hope Park Square

City
Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AG

Background

Clara has obtained a PhD in Psychology at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh (2016) and a Clinical Doctorate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Italy (2014). She also completed a PgDip in Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford Brookes University (2010), as well as an MSc in Clinical Psychology (2008) and a BSc in Psychology (2006) in Italy. She has been working in both research and clinical settings in the area of neuropsychology and clinical psychology since 2008 with a wide range of patients and conditions.

Clara has worked in multidisciplinary projects and in translational research focused on the mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal cognitive ageing. She has been involved in numerous collaborations with UK academics and NHS institutions but has also worked with international labs aiming to deliver novel tools for the assessment and intervention of people at risk of developing dementia. Clara’s main research interests are in the areas of Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), with a focus on the cognitive aspects of human memory. Recent areas of work also include research on global mental health in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and cross-cultural psychology.

Clara is currently collaborating with the Global Health Academy and the Global Academy of Food Insecurity and Agriculture in various research projects. She is also collaborating with Council for At-Risk Academics (CARA) https://www.cara.ngo/

 

Responsibilities & affiliations

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2009-2018. Professional membership of the Italian Psychologist Association. N.2931

2010. Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. N. 266240

2015. British Neuropsychological Society. BNS_538

2016. Member of the Scottish Dementia Research Consortium (SDRC)

2017. Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). N. PYL 35480

2018. Fellow of the Global Academy of Food Insecurity and Agriculture. University of Edinurgh https://www.ed.ac.uk/global-agriculture-food-security

2019. Fellow of the Global Health Academy. University of Edinburgh https://www.ed.ac.uk/global-health

Research summary

Clara's main research interests are in the areas of Neuropsychology, Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with a focus on the cognitive aspects of human memory. Recent areas of work also include research on global mental health in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and cross-cultural psychology.