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Darren Byrne, Senior Editor

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Darren Byrne

Darren Byrne is a Senior Editor for the BMC Series and has been the Editor of BMC Psychology since 2019. Darren joined the BMC Series in 2018 as a locum editor after finishing his PhD.

Darren did his BA in Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Following this he did an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice King's College London. After this he did an MSc in Neuroscience with Psychiatric Genetics at King's College London. He then did a PhD in Neuroscience in the Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King's College London studying experience-dependent neural plasticity.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Francesco Pagnini

Francesco PagniniFrancesco Pagnini, Psy.D, Ph.D., is a Professor in Clinical Psychology at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Milan (Italy). He had been a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology Harvard University for about 10 years. His primary research interest is focused on the relationship between mind and body; in particular, he tries to use psychological knowledge and techniques to change the impact of some chronic diseases. He’s a renowned expert in mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and he collaborates with NASA and the European Space Agency for the development of mind/body practices for deep space explorations. He authored more than 120 scientific articles and has been invited as a speaker at numerous international conferences.

Andrea Pozza

Andrea PozzaAndrea Pozza is assistant professor at the University of Siena (Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences). Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist trained in cognitive behavioural therapy. Executive psychologist at the Psychology Unit of the Santa Maria alle Scotte University Hospital of Siena. He has participated in granted research projects in the field of clinical psychology and has published several articles including meta-analytic studies, books, and book chapters in the field of cognitive behavioural therapy, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, psychotic disorders, PTSD, and chronic medical diseases.

Senior Editor
Darren Byrne, BMC

Assistant Editor
Maire Clayton, BMC
 

Senior Editorial Board Members
Keith R Laws, University of Hertfordshire, UK
Francesco Pagnini, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy
Andrea Pozza, University of Siena, Italy
Raúl Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Editorial Board Members
Clinical psychology and psychotherapy

Linda Antonucci, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
Nadia Barberis, University of Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Alexander Bäuerle, Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Duisburg-Essen, LVR-University Hospital Essen, Germany
Leonardo Carlucci,  G.D’Annunzio Chieti Pescara, Italy
Gianluca Castelnuovo, Catholic University of Milan, Italy
Roberto Cattivelli, Psychology Research Laboratory, Istituto di ricovero e cura a carattere scientifico Auxologico Institute; Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
Maria Ciccarelli, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy
Silvia Cimino, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Simone Cheli, University of Florence, Italy
Elena Dragioti, Linköping university, Sweden
Donatella Rita Petretto, University of Cagliari, Italy
Kari Eddington, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dina Di Giacomo, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Alessio Gori, University of Florence - Department of Health Sciences, Italy
Birgitta Gunnarsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Rainbow Ho, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dilwar Hussain, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India
Bernadetta Izydorczyk, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland
Shian-Ling Keng, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Vittorio Lenzo, University for Foreigners “Dante Alighieri” of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Chantal Martin-Soelch, University Fribourg, Switzerland
Carmela Mento, University of Messina, Italy
Natalie Morrison, Western Sydney University, Australia
Alessandro Musetti, University of Parma, Italy
Eleni Petkari, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja, Spain
Alberto Sardella, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Italy
Klaas Wardenaar, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), Netherlands
Yang Yang, Texas Christian University, USA

Cognitive psychology
Umair Akram, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Thom Baguley, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Jeroen van Boxtel, University of Canberra, Australia
Laura Branco, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Birgitta Dresp-Langley, CNRS France, France
Alberto Filgueiras, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Boris Kotchoubey, University of Tübingen, Germany
Fernando Marmolejo-Ramos, University of Adelaide, Australia
Megan Papesh, New Mexico State University, USA
Chiara Saracini, Universidad Católica del Maule , Chile
Giuseppe Sartori, University of Padua, Italy
Jason Satel, University of Tasmania, Australia
Richard Tunney, Aston University, United Kingdom
Ria Vaportzis, University of Bradford, UK
Christopher Was, Kent State University, USA
Haiyan Wu, University of Macau, China
Naohide Yamamoto, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Jiaxiang Zhang, Cardiff University, UK
Zhiwei Zheng, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Developmental psychology
Jeffrey Gagne, Texas A&M University, USA
Dennis Golm, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Nicole Gridley, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Takeshi Nakagawa, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan
Ehsan Namaziandost, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Carlos Salavera, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

Health psychology
Sarah Allen, Teesside University, UK
Koula Asimakopoulou, King's College London, UK
Muhammad Aqeel, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan
Sara Carletto, University of Torino, Italy
Martin Cernvall, Uppsala University, Sweden
Edmond Choi, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
John Bosco Chukwuorji, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Valeria Donisi, University of Verona, Italy
Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Roberta Frontini, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Haruo Fujino, Oita University, Japan
Maria Gardani, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Andrea Greco, University of Bergamo, Italy
Satoshi Horiuchi, Hijiyama University, Japan
Mahmood Karimy, Saveh University of Medical Science, Iran
Haikel Lim, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
Juan Manuel Machimbarrena, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
Lorenzo Montali, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Dario Monzani, University of Milan, Italy
Emma Nicholson, University College Dublin, Ireland
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto, Canada
Bolanle Ola, Lagos State University College of Medicine, Nigeria
Luca Ostacoli, University of Turin, Italy
Amir Pakpour, Jönköping University, Sweden
Maria Papadakaki, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Greece
Daniel Paulus, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Sarah Peters, University of Manchester, UK   
Enrico Ripamonti, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jillian Ryan, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Aparna Shankar, FLAME University, India
Trevor Thompson, University of Greenwich, UK
Einar Thorsteinsson, University of New England, Australia
Alejandro de la Torre-Luque, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Hadi Zamanian, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Chun-Qing Zhang, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Personality and individual differences
Michela Balsamo, University di Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Roberta Biolcati, University of Bologna, Italy
Han Chae, Pusan National University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
Francesca Chiesi, University of Florence, Italy
Katja Kokko, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Jiaxi Peng, Chengdu University, China
Ralph Piedmont, Center for Professional Studies, USA
Aleksandra Rogowska, Institute of Psychology, University of Opole, Poland
Ida Sergi, Department of Psychology - University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Italy
Daniela Villani, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Italy
Lisa Wagner, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Elaine Wei, Mississippi State University, USA

Psychobiology
Daniel Quintana, Oslo University Hospital HF, Norway
Michael Smith, Northumbria University, UK
Francesca Starita, Univeristy of Bologna, Italy

Social, organizational, and cultural psychology 
Junhua Dang, Uppsala University, Sweden
Vinod Gupta, D.A.V.P.G. College, India
Fanli Jia, Seton Hall University, USA
Heng Li, Southwest University, China
Paola Magnano, Kore University of Enna, Italy
Silvia Platania, University of Catania-Deaprtment of educational Sciences-Section of Psychology, Italy
Igor Portoghese, University of Cagliari, Italy 
Sukanlaya Sawang, University of Leicester, UK
Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA
Baoshan Zhang, School of Psychology, Shaanxi Normal University, China

Editorial Advisors
Johanna Kissler, Bielefeld University, Germany

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