Simona Palladino | Doctoral Trainee

Simona Palladino

I am a second year PhD Student in the Institute of Health and Society, Medical School, at Newcastle University.

I am currently involved in Open Lab on the multidisciplinary MyPlace project that focuses on mobility in a Age-Friendly environment.

My research interests lie in ageing and migration and I wish to explore meanings and experiences of places among a migrant population. In particular I am interested in how attachment to places and sense of identity relate to health and well-being in later life among older Italian migrants. I developed a research interest in qualitative methods, in particular ethnography.

I did my Bachelor and Master’s degree in Psychology at “La Sapienza”, University of Rome. I am member of the Italian Psychological Society. After my degree I was Research Assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, where I collaborated in different research projects around material culture and ageing. I have previously worked as Psychologist in Italy, in Human Resources field; in supporting people with autism, asperger and special needs in Belgium - in collaboration with the Universite Libre de Bruxelles- and in a daily center with people with social or mental problems in Denmark.

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