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Giacomo Bignardi
Graduate student
01223 767772

I'm a developmental cognitive neuroscience PhD student working in Duncan Astle's lab on the Resilience in Education and Development Longitudinal Study. I'm broadly interested in how the environment influences the brain, behaviour and cognition. I'm also interested in research methods, in particular issues around measurement and research-synthesis.

External Links: ResearchGate, Google Scholar

Selected Publications:

Crockett, R. A., King, S. E., Marteau, T. M., Prevost, A. T., Bignardi, G., Roberts, N. W., ... & Jebb, S. A. (2018). Nutritional labelling for healthier food or non-alcoholic drink purchasing and consumption. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2, CD009315.


Hollands, G., Bignardi, G., Johnston, M., Kelly, M., Ogilvie, D., Petticrew, M., Prestwich, A., Shemilt, I., Sutton, S. and Marteau, T. (2017). The TIPPME intervention typology for changing environments to change behaviour. Nature Human Behaviour, 1(8), p.0140.


Devine, R., Bignardi, G. and Hughes, C. (2016). Executive Function Mediates the Relations between Parental Behaviors and Children's Early Academic Ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 7.

CBSU publications
BIGNARDI, G. , DALMAIJER, E.S., ANWYL-IRVINE, A., SMITH, T., SIUGZDAITE, R., UH, S., ASTLE, D. (2021) Longitudinal increases in childhood depression symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown, Archives of Diseases in Childhood, 106(8), 791-797 [Open Access]

BIGNARDI, G. , DALMAIJER, E.S., ANWYL-IRVINE, A., and ASTLE, D.E. (2020) Collecting Big Data with Small Screens: Group-Tests of Children’s Cognition with Touchscreen Tablets are Reliable and Valid, Behaviour Research Methods, 2 Dec 2020 [Open Access]