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Research associate

Giacomo is a research associate in the Department of Psychology. Giacomo’s research centres on social inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes in childhood and adolescence. He has a particular interest in psychometrics and data science. Before his post-doctoral appointment, Giacomo completed his PhD at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Bignardi, G., Astle, D. and Silvana, M., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Parental socioeconomic status weakly predicts specific cognitive and academic skills beyond general cognitive ability Developmental Science,
  • 2022

  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, ES. and Astle, DE., 2022. Testing the specificity of environmental risk factors for developmental outcomes. Child Dev, v. 93
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13719
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Dalmaijer, ES., Gibbons, SG., Bignardi, G., Anwyl-Irvine, AL., Siugzdaite, R., Smith, TA., Uh, S., Johnson, A. and Astle, DE., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Direct and indirect links between children’s socio-economic status and education: pathways via mental health, attitude, and cognition Current Psychology,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-021-02232-2
  • 2021

  • Uh, S., Siugzdaite, R., Anwyl-Irvine, A., Dalmaijer, E., Bignardi, G., Smith, T. and Astle, D., 2021. Testing for implicit emotion regulation in childhood
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1101/2021.12.19.473228
  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, ES. and Astle, D., 2021. Testing the specificity of environmental risk factors for developmental outcomes
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/v2pca
  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, ES., Anwyl-Irvine, A. and Astle, DE., 2021. Collecting big data with small screens: Group tests of children's cognition with touchscreen tablets are reliable and valid. Behav Res Methods, v. 53
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-020-01503-3
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, E., Irvine, A., Smith, T., Siugzdaite, R., Uh, S. and Astle, D., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Longitudinal increases in childhood depression symptoms during the COVID-19 lockdown Archives of Disease in Childhood,
  • 2020

  • Bignardi, G., Dalmaijer, ES., Anwyl-Irvine, AL. and Astle, D., 2020. Collecting Big Data with Small Screens: Group-Tests of Children’s Cognition with Touchscreen Tablets are Reliable and Valid
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/aw6c5
  • Theses / dissertations

    2022

  • Bignardi, G., 2022. Testing the specificity question - do environmental factors have broad or specific associations with key developmental outcomes?