Elena Piccardi

Dr Elena Piccardi


Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental Psychology Research Group

Department of Psychological Sciences , School Of Psychology

I am a Developmental Cognitive Neuroscientist and joined UEL School of Psychology as a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology in 2021.

Prior to that, I was a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (Birkbeck University of London) working on a project investigating the "Early Development of Sensory Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder". I currently act as an Affiliated Research Scientist and continue collaborating with this centre.


  • PhD Psychology (Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience), Birkbeck, University of London, 2021
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education, Birkbeck, University of London & Higher Education Academy, 2019
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Padova, 2015
  • BSc Clinical Psychology, University of Bergamo, 2013

Areas Of Interest

1. A/typical development

2. Individual differences

3. Sensory perception

4. EEG signal processing

5. Teaching practices