Dr Daniela Lucangeli

Dr Daniela Lucangeli
  • Professor, University of Padua, Italy
  • Educational and Developmental Psychology
Daniela Lucangeli is a full professor of Neurocognitive Developmental Psychology at the University of Padua since 2005. She received the Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Leiden (1997) following an international project (Erasmus/Socrates). From 1998 to 2001 she has been an Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology and in 2001 she became Associate Professor. She spent many periods abroad to study and collaborate with several European universities, such as the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden; the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of Ghent University;  the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) of London. She carries out teaching activities at the Faculty of Educational Science, Psychology and Medicine at the University of Padua (in graduate courses, Ph.D. courses, and specialization courses). Moreover, she has held several lessons at Faculty of Psychology of the University of Valencia, concerning Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology of Learning. Her main areas of research are mathematical cognition, metacognition, developmental dyscalculia (assessment and treatment) and learning disabilities. She is a member of the Italian Ministry of Public Education for the guidelines for DSA and for guidance and tutoring.

She is a member of the CNOP (Committee of the National Council of Psychologists), and member of the Technical Scientific Committee “The educational system of the Veneto Region”.

From 2007 she is vice-president (pro-rector) in Tutoring and Counselling for the University of Padua. She obtained many grants from the Department for Education, University and Research – Scientific Research Program of National Relevance (MIUR): – 2008 (Prin-cofin) The relationship among motivational aspects, cognitive processes and self-perceived hearing handicap. – 2008 (Strategic program) Difficulties and learning disabilities from school to university: detection, intervention, and services for the territory. – 2006 (Prin-cofin) The cochlear implant in children with associated disabilities: assessment of the basic psychological profile. She is the President of a teacher national association (CNIS) and of the Gate (Gifted and Talent Education). She is the vice president of the Human Potential Network Research Foundation (HPNR). She is a member of other national and international research associations (IARLD, AIRIPA, AIP). She is the Scientific Director of the “Polo Apprendimento”. She is author of 45 research publications on peer-reviewed journals and several books and book chapters. She is on the editorial boards of many educational journals as Journal of Learning Disabilities and referee for many other international journals (Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology).

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