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Doctor Alessio Bellato

Dr Alessio Bellato


Research interests

  • Autonomic and emotional dysregulation in psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions.
  • Autonomic dysregulation and self-harm.
  • Effects of interventions aimed at improving autonomic regulation (e.g., yoga, slow-breathing, mindfulness) on psychological wellbeing and mental health.

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


My name is Alessio, I am a clinical psychologist with a passion for research, teaching and communication.

I have always had an interest in understanding how the ability to pay attention to the world surrounding us changes during infancy and childhood. More recently, I became interested in the relationship between body and mind. Specifically, I am researching how the ability to regulate autonomic arousal (how much our body is active or reactive in a specific situation) influences our behaviour and mental wellbeing.

​​Before academia, I have worked as a clinical psychologist in private and public health services, involved in diagnostic assessment and planning of interventions for children with psychological, psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD, autism, anxiety and depression. I am interested in developing innovative strategies and methods to promote effective learning and development of abilities which can support professional and personal growth.

​For a full list of publications, see my Google Scholar page or my personal website

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