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Dr Antonina Pereira

Co-Director - Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences/Reader in Psychology (Research Methods, Cognition and Neuroscience)

a.pereira@chi.ac.uk

Dr Antonina Pereira 

CPsychol, PhD, FHEA, AFBPsS

Co-Director - Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences/Reader in Psychology (Research Methods, Cognition and Neuroscience)

Leads the Cognitive Ageing and Dementia Research Lab

 

 

BACKGROUND

Dr Antonina Pereira is the Co-Director of the Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences at the University of Chichester, where she is also a Reader in Psychology.

She plays a pivotal role in leading and developing a successful multi-disciplinary Institute, taking responsibility for the development, management and quality of a portfolio of programmes in a vast range of disciplinary areas, as well as overall responsibility for teaching, research, the student experience, consultancy and income generating activity.

Antonina has a PhD in Psychology and an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology, both conferred by the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences of the University of Reading, as well as an MRes in Educational Psychology conferred by the High Institute of Applied Psychology, Lisbon, Portugal.

She is a Chartered psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

MODULE TEACHING

Antonina leads the following modules:

  • PSYM04 - Advanced Applied Research Skills In Psychology 1
  • PSYM05 - Advanced Applied Research Skills In Psychology 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Antonina’s research is particularly focused on Prospective Memory assessment and rehabilitation in prodromal Alzheimer’s disease through behavioral and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigms. This research has led to the successful capture of external income for research activity by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology to develop a new psychometric tool for the assessment of Prospective Memory across the lifespan and by the Bial Foundation to explore the neurophysiological mechanisms of aging.

On this research field she has published a book and several articles in high impact, international peer reviewed journals. She has also been invited to deliver oral communications by invitation at prestigious international conferences and has worked as an editorial reviewer for prestigious international publications such as the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Antonina is the leading investigator of numerous research projects which have led to the development of fruitful partnerships with a national (e.g. Memory Assessment Service, Sussex Partnership NHS; Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics, University of Reading) and international (e.g. Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University; Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Lisbon) scope.

Publications

BOOKS  

  • Pereira, A. (2010). Enacting the future: New Challenges for the Improvement of Prospective Memory. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag. ISBN-10: 3639298489; ISBN-13: 978-3639298482.  

 

ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL HIGH IMPACT PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS  

  • Tyndall, I., Waldeck, D., Pancani, L., Whelan, R., Roche, B., & Pereira, A. (2019). Profiles of Psychological Flexibility: A Latent Class Analysis of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Model. Behavior modification. [Epub ahead of print] 
  • Pereira, A., Altgassen, M., Atchison, L., de Mendonca, A., & Ellis, J. (2018). Sustaining Prospective Memory Functioning in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: a Lifespan Approach to the Critical Role of Encoding. Neuropsychology, doi: 10.1037/neu0000441. [Epub ahead of print]  
  •   de Mendonca, A., Maroco, Felgueiras, H., Verdelho, A., Camara, S., Grilo, C., J., Pereira, A., & Guerreiro, M. (2018). Memory complaints in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: more prospective or retrospective? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. [In print] 
  •   McLoughlin, S., Tyndall, I., & Pereira, A. (2018). Piloting a brief relational operant training program: Analyses of response latencies and intelligence test performance. European Journal of Behaviour Analysis. doi: 10.1080/15021149.2018.1507087 
  •   Raskin, S. A., Shum, D. H., Ellis, J., Pereira, A., & Mills, G. (2017). A comparison of laboratory, clinical, and self-report measures of prospective memory in healthy adults and individuals with brain injury. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, doi: 10.1080/13803395.2017.1371280. [Epub ahead of print] 
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel, N. (2017). Treading the path between intentions and actions: A Complex Hierarchical Model Of Prospective Memory. Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, 13(7), P632-P633. 
  •   Appleton, K., & Pereira, A. (2017). Behavioural changes in dementia and their impact on professional caregivers: A grounded theory approach. Dementia, doi: 1471301217714654. [Epub ahead of print] 
  •    Windless, R., & Pereira, A. (2017). Semantic Processing as a Significant Factor in Non-Focal Prospective Memory Cues. Cognition, Brain, Behaviour, 21(1), 1-12.  
  •   Pereira, A., de Mendonca, A., & Ellis, J. (2016). Prospective Memory in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: in pursuit of an Early Diagnosis. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (S1), 865. ISSN 0020-7594 
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel, N. (2016). Untangling aging effects in Prospective Memory: A complex hierarchical model. International Journal of Psychology, 51 (S1), 178. ISSN 0020-7594 
  •    Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., Silva, D., Guerreiro, M., Freeman, J. and Ellis, J. (2015). Enhancing Prospective Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment: the Role of Enactment. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37(8), 863-877. doi:10.1080/13803395.2015.1072499 
  •    Duarte, S., Roche, A., Armstrong, J., Ortez, C., Gerontina, E., Pérez, A., O'Callaghan, M., Pereira, A., Sanmarti, F., Molero, M., Artuch, R., Pineda, M. & García-Cazorla, A. (2013). Abnormal expression of cation chloride cotransporters in Rett syndrome patients. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68851. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068851.  
  •   Pereira, A., Ellis, J., & Freeman, J. (2012). Is prospective memory enhanced by semantic relatedness and cue-action enactment at encoding? Consciousness and Cognition, 21(3), 1257-1266. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2012.04.012.  
  •   Pereira, A., Ellis, J., & Freeman, J. (2012). The effects of age, enactment and cue-action relatedness on memory for Intentions in the Virtual Week task. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 19(5), 549-565. doi:10.1080/13825585.2011.638977.  
  •   Pereira, A., Freeman, & J., Ellis, J. (2011). Acting is the Key: New directions for the stimulation of prospective memory in mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 7, S543-S544. doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2011.05.1534.  

 

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS  

  •   Pereira, A., Lauterbach, M., de Mendonça, A., Freeman, J., Ellis, J., & Guerreiro, M. (2010). Enacting the future: New challenges in enhancing prospective remembering. Sinapse, 10, 108.  
  •   Ellis, J., & Pereira, A. (2008). The realisation of delayed intentions: Age differences and potential mechanisms. 'Invited Address, IUPsyS Invited Symposium, Invited Symposium, Symposium, Paper Session, Poster Session', International Journal of Psychology, 43:3, 528 – 707.  
  •   Pereira, A., Ellis, J., & Freeman, J. (2008). The influence of enactment and target-action relatedness on prospective remembering, in Proceedings of the of the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Dublin, April 2-4.  

 

ORAL COMMUNICATIONS BY INVITATION  

  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., Freeman, J., & Ellis, J. (2016). Sustaining Autonomy in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: an Early Diagnosis for a Better Outlook. Invited Paper presented at the Prospective Memory in Normal and Abnormal Ageing Symposium of the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM2016), July 17-22, Budapest, Hungary.  
  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., Freeman, J., & Ellis, J. (2015). Let's get Physical! Enacting Intended Actions in Prodromal Alzheimer’s Disease. Paper presented at the Prospective Memory and Aging Symposium – 3rd International Conference on Aging & Cognition, April 23-25, Dortmund, Germany.  
  •   Pereira, A. (2011). Did I do it? Event-based prospective memory across the lifespan. XII Meeting of the Portuguese Neuroscience Society, May 26-28 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.  

 

CONFERENCES 

  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., & Ellis, J. (2018). Can Prospective Memory Functioning be Supported in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment? A Lifespan Approach to the Critical Role of Encoding. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory (ICPM5), January 3-6, Melbourne, Australia. 
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel., N. (2018). Cognitive efficiency and everyday cognitive failure in prospective memory. Oral Data Blitz at the 5th International Conference on Prospective Memory (ICPM5), January 3-6, Melbourne, Australia.  
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel., N. (2017). Treading the Path Between Intentions and Actions: A Complex Hierarchical Model of Prospective Memory. Presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference®, July 16-19, London, England.  
  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., & Ellis, J. (2016). Prospective Memory in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: in Pursuit of an Early Diagnosis. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), July 24-29, Yokohama, Japan.  
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel., N. (2016). Untangling Aging Effects in Prospective Memory: A Complex Hierarchical Model. Paper presented at the 31st International Congress of Psychology (ICP2016), July 24-29, Yokohama, Japan. 
  •   Pereira, A., Meirinhos, V., & Chmiel, N. (2016). The Curious Case of Prospective Memory: A Hierarchical Measurement Model of Age Differences. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM2016), July 17-22, Budapest, Hungary. 
  •   Mcloughlin, S., Tyndall, I., & Pereira, A. (2016). Assessing the Efficacy of Fluency Training in Relating Relations for Increasing Performance on Tests of Analogical Responding and General Cognitive Ability. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the European Association of Behaviour Analysis Conference (EABA2016), September 14-17, Enna, Sicily.  
  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, A., Silva, D., Guerreiro, M., Lauterbach, M., Freeman, J., & Ellis, J. (2014). Just Do It! Enhancing Prospective Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presented at the 4th International Conference on Prospective Memory, May 26-30, Naples, Italy.  
  •   Pereira, A., Mendonça, Freeman, J., & Ellis, J. (2014). To Do or not to Do… Enhancing Prospective Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Paper presented at the 31st BPS Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, September 3-5, Nottingham, UK.  
  •   Costa, M., Reis, L., Pinho, M. S, & Pereira, A. (2013). In Pursuit on an Early Alzheimer‟s Disease Diagnosis: Unveiling the MIST of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Paper presented at the 28th PsyPAG Annual Conference, July 17-19, Lancaster, UK.  
  •   Costa, M., Reis, L., Pinho, M. S, & Pereira, A. (2012). The Memory for Intentions Test (MIST). Paper presented at the 3rd Edition of the Scales and Tests in Dementia Meeting, held in the ambit of the 26th GEECD (Dementia and Cerebral Aging Society) Annual Conference, June 29-30, Tomar, Portugal.  
  •   Costa, M., Reis, L., Pinho, M. S, & Pereira, A. (2012). Unveiling the MIST of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presented at the 26th Dementia and Cerebral Aging Society Conference, June 29-30, Tomar, Portugal.  
  •   Pinho, J., do Vale, R., Batalha, V., Costenla, A., Valadas, J., Pereira, A., Sebastiao, A., Lopes, L., de Mendonça, A., Diógenes, M. (2012). Compensatory Long-Term Potentiation In Aged Rats. Paper presented at the 42nd SPF (Portuguese society of Pharmacology) Annual Conference, Feb 1-3, Lisbon, Portugal.  
  •   Pereira, A., Freeman, & J., Ellis, J. (2011). Acting is the Key: New directions for the stimulation of prospective memory in mild cognitive impairment. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, July 16-21, Paris, France.  
  •   Pereira, A., Lauterbach, M., Guerreiro, M., Freeman, J., Ellis, J., & de Mendonça, A. (2011). New Challenges in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Prospective Memory. Paper presented at the 25th GEECD (Dementia and Cerebral Aging Society) Annual Conference, June 3-4, Tomar, Portugal.  
  •   Pereira, A., Lauterbach, M., de Mendonça, A., Freeman, J., Ellis, J., & Guerreiro, M. (2010). Why does my phone ring at the most awkward moments and other (un)explainable mysteries: A new Prospective Memory paradigm. Paper presented at the 24th GEECD (Dementia and Cerebral Aging Society) Annual Conference, June 25-26, Tomar, Portugal.  
  •   Pereira, A., Lauterbach, M., de Mendonça, A., Freeman, J., Ellis, J., & Guerreiro, M. (2010). Enacting the future: New challenges in enhancing Prospective Remembering. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Portuguese Society of Neurology, May 14-15, Luso, Portugal.  
  •   Raskin, S., Jones, E., Ellis, J., Pereira, A., Mills, G., Kabtimer, E. & Zamroziewicz, M. (2010). Issues in the Measurement of Prospective Memory. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Prospective Memory, July 28-30, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  
  •   Pereira, A., Ellis, J., & Freeman, J. (2008). The influence of enactment and target-action relatedness on prospective remembering. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Annual Conference, April 2-4, Dublin, Ireland.  
  •   Ellis, J., & Pereira, A. (2008). The realisation of delayed intentions: Age differences and potential mechanisms. Paper presented at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, July 20-22, Berlin, Germany.  
  •   Pereira, A., Ellis, J., & Freeman, J. (2007). Enhanced prospective remembering through enactment. Paper presented at the PsyPAG Annual Conference, July 18-20, London, UK.  
  •   Ellis, J., Pereira, A., & Freeman, J. (2007). The influence of enactment and target-action relatedness on prospective remembering. Paper presented at the 10th Congress of the Swiss Society of Psychology, September 13-14, Zürich, Switzerland.  

PHD Supervision

PHD SUPERVISION

Areas of Supervision: Aging, Alzheimer’s, Cognition, Dementia, Language, Memory, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Neurodegenerative Processes, Neuroplasticity, Neurorehabilitation, Quality of Life, Wellbeing

Current PhD Students

 

Since 2019 

Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences– University of Chichester 

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Lori Covington. 

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Jasmine Afaily-Zadeh 

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Christopher Smethurst. 

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Samuel Baeza. 

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Suzanna McGregor. 

 

Since 2018 

Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences– University of Chichester  

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Lisa Armstrong  

 

Since 2017 

Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences– University of Chichester  

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (ongoing)  -  Simon Horsey. Dissertation entitled “Aspects of Music which Enhance Immersion in Film and Games Media”.  

 

2015 to 2019 

Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences – University of Chichester  

Supervision for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology (Final Grade – Pass with Minor Corrections)  -  Shane McLoughlin. Dissertation entitled “Relational Framing Training for Educational Contexts”.  

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