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About Stefano Belli

My background is primarily in Experimental Psychology, which I studied at undergraduate and doctoral levels at the University of Oxford. I have also worked on social policy and research policy.  I spent 2 years as a post-doctoral research worker at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience,  reviewing European mental health research and generating priorities for future research as part of the multi-disciplinary ROAMER project. I also spent time as a Research Fellow as part of the Behavioural Insights Team, working on evidence-based policy in government.

Department Responsibilities

Teaching: Year 1 - Tutorial Groups; Developing Individual in Society Year 2 - Social Theory & Applications; Research Skills (RS2); Research Internship Elective Year 3 - Independent Study (Dissertation Project) Supervision MSc - Advanced Research Internship Elective Committees: Early Career Research representative and DASB Research Group representative on the School of Psychology Research Committee; Athena SWAN Committee; School Postgraduate Research Committee

Subject Specialism

Cognitive biases for social information and risk/protective factors for wellbeing and emotional symptoms


  • DPhil Experimental Psychology — University of Oxford, 2013
  • MSc Psychological Research — University of Oxford, 2009
  • BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology — University of Oxford, 2008


  • Travel Grant for Young Scientists to attend “Mental Health Throughout Life” Conference — Volkswagen Foundation,
  • Academic Grant to attend Biennial Meeting for the Society for Child Research and Development — Balliol College,
  • Grindley Grant to attend Biennial Meeting for the Society for Child Research and Development — Experimental Psychology Society,
  • Bursary to attend BPS Developmental Section Conference — British Psychological Society,
  • ESRC 1+3 Studentship — Economic & Social Research Council,

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Research Interests

  • Anxiety

  • Cognitive Biases

  • Depression

  • Emotional Functioning

  • Interpersonal Cognition

  • Interpretation Biases

  • Stereotypes

  • Stigma

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository