Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development
School of Psychology, Birkbeck, University of London
I am a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) and I am currently trial manager for a randomized controlled clinical trial that is aimed to test the effects of a new attentional control training for infants at risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This study is a collaboration between two sites: CBCD led by Professor Mark Johnson and the University of Southampton led by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke. Before joining CBCD, I worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN), where I conducted a preliminary pilot study to develop and test novel approaches for enhancing the development of attention in infants and toddlers at risk of ADHD. I completed my PhD in 2013 at the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin in Professor Ian Robertson’s lab. For my PhD, I conducted a randomized controlled trial of a new partially home-based attention training programme for adults with ADHD. I also studied neurophysiological markers of sustained attention deficits in adults with ADHD using electrophysiology (EEG). My research interests are: ADHD, cognitive rehabilitation and neurorehabilitation and electrophysiology (EEG).
MQ – Transforming Mental Health – PsyIMPACT Programme
* PhD from Trinity College Dublin – School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience (March 2010-September 2013)
* Master in Neuropsychology from University of Milan-Bicocca (September 2006- September 2008)
* Undergraduate Degree in Psychology from University of Milan-Bicocca (September 2003-July 2006)
* Post-doctoral researcher at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD), Birkbeck College London and visiting researcher at King’s College IoPPN (July 2015 – present)
* Post-doctoral researcher at King’s College IoPPN (December 2013-June 2015)
* PhD student at the Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (March 2010-September 2013)
* Research assistant at Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (June 2009-February 2010)
* Research assistant at University of Milan-Bicocca (January 2009-March 2009)
* Assistant psychologist at Policlinico Institute in Milan (November 2008-May 2009)
* Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. (2015). Neuropsychological Deficits in Adult ADHD: Evidence for Differential Attentional impairments, Deficient Executive Functions and High Self-Reported Functional Impairments. (2016). Journal of Attention Disorders.
* Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., Castorina, M., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. (2015). The effects of a Self-Alert Training (SAT) program for adults with ADHD. (2015). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 9-45
* Salomone, S., Robertson, I.H., Lynch, T., Pender, N., Fearon, C., Marnane, M., Balsters, J.H., Dockree, P.M. Autoimmune Brainstem Encephalopathy causing a partially reversible Minimally Conscious State and Selective Cognitive Impairments: a unique case report (2014). Neurocase, 20 (5), 569-580
* McAvinue, L.P., Golemme, M., Castorina, M., Pigni, F., Tatti, E., Salomone, S., Brennan, S., Robertson, I.H. An evaluation of a working memory training scheme in older adults. (2013). Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 23, 5-20
* Salomone, S., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. A biofeedback-based programme to improve attention and impulsivity in adults with ADHD. (2012). The Irish Journal of Psychology, 33 (2-3)
* Salomone, S., Kelly S.M., Robertson, I.H., O'Connell. RG. An investigation of the electrophysiological underpinnings of attentional failures in adult ADHD using the Contingent Temporal Expectancy Task (CTET). Paper in preparation
Poster presentations/Published abstracts
* Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., O’Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. Differential attentional impairments in adult ADHD. (2015). ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 7(1). 5th Word Congress on ADHD, Glasgow, May 2015.
* Salomone, S., Kelly, S.M., Robertson, I.H., O'Connell. R.G. Using the Continuous Temporal Expectancy Task (CTET) to investigate neurophysiological underpinnings of lapses in attention in adult ADHD. Eunethydis - Second International ADHD Conference, Barcelona, May 2012.
* Salomone, S., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. A biofeedback-based programme to improve attention and impulsivity in adults with ADHD. Eunethydis - Second International ADHD Conference, Barcelona, May 2012
* Salomone, S., Robertson, I.H., Lynch, T., Pender, Dockree, P.M. ERP and cognitive abnormalities in a rare neurological autoimmune syndrome: a case study. International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Mallorca, September 2011.