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Dr Matteo Cella

Research Associate in Clinical Psychology

Telephone: Forthcoming

Location: Department of Clinical, Educational, and Health Psychology, 1-19 Torrington Place


Research Interests

Cognitive and neurocognitive theories of schizophrenia and chronic conditions in particular chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain. Mental illness prevention and systematic evaluation of psychological interventions. Dimensional models of psychopathology. Relationship between higher cognitive functions (e.g. decision making) and emotions.




    • Cella, M., Chalder, T. (2010). Measuring fatigue in clinical and community settings. Journal of Psychosomatic Research doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2009.10.007.
    • Cella, M., Dymond, S., Cooper, A. (2010). Impaired flexible decision-making in Major Depressive Disorder. J Affect Disord 124(1-2), 207-210 doi:10.1016/j.jad.2009.11.013. Author URL
    • Cella, M., Sisti, D., Rocchi, M., Preti, A. (2010). Delusional profiles among young adults: a latent class analysis of delusion proneness. Psychiatry Research doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2010.04.054.
    • Dymond, S., Cella, M., Cooper, A., Turnbull, O. H. (2010). The contingency-shifting variant Iowa Gambling Task: an investigation with young adults. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 32(3), 239-248 doi:10.1080/13803390902971115. Author URL
    • Preti, A., Cella, M. (2010). Paranoia in the "Normal" Population.
    • Preti, A., Cella, M. (2010). Paranoid thinking as a heuristic. Early Intervention in Psychiatry [Accepted]
    • Rapport, F. L., Jerzembek, G. S., Doel, M. A., Jones, A., Cella, M., Lloyd, K. R. (2010). Narrating uncertainties about treatment of mental health conditions. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 45(3), 371-379 doi:10.1007/s00127-009-0072-y. Author URL


    • Cella, M., Dymond, S., Cooper, A. (2009). Impairment in flexible emotion-based learning in hallucination- and delusion-prone individuals. Psychiatry Res 170(1), 70-74 doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2008.07.001. Author URL
    • Lloyd, K., Cella, M., Tanenblatt, M., Coden, A. (2009). Analysis of clinical uncertainties by health professionals and patients: an example from mental health. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 9, 34- doi:10.1186/1472-6947-9-34. Author URL


    • Cella, M., Cooper, A., Dymond, S. O., Reed, P. (2008). The relationship between dysphoria and proneness to hallucination and delusions among young adults. Compr Psychiatry 49(6), 544-550 doi:10.1016/j.comppsych.2008.02.011. Author URL
    • Jones, P. A., Cella, M., Lloyd, K. R. (2008). A worldwide analysis of population structure and suicide risk. European Psychiatry 23(Suppl 2), 280-281 doi:10.1016/j.eurpsy.2008.01.1315.
    • Reed, P., Wakefield, D., Harris, J., Parry, J., Cella, M., Tsakanikos, E. (2008). Seeing non-existent events: effects of environmental conditions, schizotypal symptoms, and sub-clinical characteristics. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 39(3), 276-291 doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2007.07.005. Author URL


    • Cella, M., Dymond, S., Cooper, A., Turnbull, O. (2007). Effects of decision-phase time constraints on emotion-based learning in the Iowa Gambling Task. Brain Cogn 64(2), 164-169 doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2007.02.003. Author URL
    • Cella, M., Taylor, K., Reed, P. (2007). Violation of expectancies produces more false positive reports in a word detection task in people scoring high in unusual experiences scale. Personality and Individual Differences 43(1), 59-70