Silvia Colonna

Research group:
Developmental & health psychology
029 208 70355
Centre for Human Developmental Science, Park Place

Research summary

My research aims to investigate ADHD using the RDoC research framework proposed by the NIMH. In particular I will be focusing on the neurocognitive, emotional and social dimensions, accounting for genetic and environmental risk factors. I also intend to further understand whether children with ADHD show any particular differences in these domains according to different psychopathological traits and in comparison to a high risk sample for depression

Teaching summary

Year 1 Postgraduate Tutor – This involves meeting a small group of first year students, supporting them on scientific report writing and statistic homework through the form of tutorials.

Full list of publications


Research topics and related papers

Childhood psychopathology
Genetics & environment
Emotional Dysregulation
Neurocognitive functioning


Cardiff University School of Psychology 3 year PhD studentship

Research group

Developmental and Health Psychology

Wales Autism Research Centre

Research collaborators

Dr Kate Langley

Professor Stephanie van Goozen

Undergraduate education

2009-2012 BSc Psychology, San Raffaele University (Milan)

Postgraduate education

2012-2014 MSc Clinical Psychology, San Raffaele University (Milan)