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Dr Rachel Teodorini

Dr Rachel Teodorini

teodorr2@lsbu.ac.uk

Psychology

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I am a Lecturer in Psychology. My first degree was a BSc (Hons) in herbal medicine. I have practiced herbal medicine since 2002. I later went on to study Psychology at LSBU. I graduated with a distinction, and was offered a fee-waiver PhD in psychopharmacology. My PhD focused on the off-prescription use of cognitive enhancing drugs. I have also worked on different projects, publishing and presenting at international conferences. I have worked as a Seminar Leader and lecturer since 2015, teaching topics like neuropsychology, the biological basis of extreme emotion, pain, and critical thinking to undergraduate and master’s students.

My research and interests are focused on cognitive enhancement, learning and memory, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, psychoactive herbs, addiction, and dementia. I was also the Editor of the Division of Psychology Newsletter for over five years.

RESEARCH

The off-prescription use of cognitive enhancing drugs: modafinil and methylphenidate

Teodorini, R. D., Rycroft, N., & Smith-Spark, J. H. (2020). The off-prescription use of modafinil: an online survey of perceived risks and benefits. PloS one, 15(2), e0227818.

Alcohol and eyewitness memory:

Gawrylowicz, J., Scoboria, A., Teodorini, R., & Albery, I. P. (2019). Intoxicated eyewitnesses: the effect of a fully balanced placebo design on event memory and metacognitive control. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(3), 344-357.

Expectations in music and decision making:

Civai, C., Teodorini, R., & Carrus, E. (2020). Does unfairness sound wrong? A cross-domain investigation of expectations in music and social decision-making. Royal Society open science, 7(9), 190048.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

British Psychological Society

National Institute of Medicinal Herbalists (previously)

Courses taught

Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Psychology - MSc

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology - MSc

ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
NIHR advanced FellowshipNIHR advanced FellowshipPrincipal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationJul 2021
A phase III trial of huperzine-A in mild cognitive impairmentA phase III trial of huperzine-A in mild cognitive impairmentPrincipal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN In preparationJul 2021
Centre for Addictive Behaviour Research
2018
British Psychological Society
2018

Filter publications

Does unfairness sound wrong? A cross-domain investigation of expectations in music and social decision-making
Civai, C, Teodorini, R and Carrus, E (2020). Does unfairness sound wrong? A cross-domain investigation of expectations in music and social decision-making. Royal Society Open Science. 7 (9). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190048

The off-prescription use of modafinil: an online survey of perceived risks and benefits
Teodorini, R., Rycroft, N. and Smith-Spark, J. (2020). The off-prescription use of modafinil: an online survey of perceived risks and benefits. PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227818

Intoxicated eyewitnesses: The effect of a fully balanced placebo design on event memory and metacognitive control.
Gawrylowicz, J, Scorboria, A, Teodorini, R and Albery, I (2018). Intoxicated eyewitnesses: The effect of a fully balanced placebo design on event memory and metacognitive control. Applied Cognitive Psychology. 33 (3), pp. 344-357. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3504