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My research interests relate to preventative medicine and the effects of lifestyle on health. My main focus has been studying the effects of meditation on mental health. This has been the theme of my PhD at Cardiff University and I am currently leading the evaluation of a pilot scheme to provide mindfulness courses to students at the University of Cambridge. I am also interested in how Public Health can make the best use of available computer learning and web-based technologies. Although I qualified as a medical doctor, I am now a full-time researcher. I have conducted randomised trials and systematic reviews in public and mental health, worked on economic evaluations, and analysed data from large population-based cohorts.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023

  • Van Dam, NT. and Galante, J., 2023. Underestimating harm in mindfulness-based stress reduction. Psychol Med, v. 53
    Doi: 10.1017/S003329172000447X
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Galante, M., Friedrich, C., Dalgleish, T., White, I. and Jones, PB., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Mindfulness-based programmes for mental health promotion in adults in non-clinical settings: protocol of an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials BMJ Open,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-058976
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Mingbo, L., Dufour, G., Zhuoer, S., Galante, M., Chenqi, X., Jingye, Z. and Wu, L., 2021 (Accepted for publication). The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of young people: A comparison between China and the United Kingdom Chinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition),
  • Williams, C., Townson, A., Kapur, M., Ferreira, A., Nunn, R., Galante, J., Phillips, V., Gentry, S. and Usher-Smith, J., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19 physical distancing measures: A rapid systematic review PLoS One,
  • Elwood, PC., Morgan, G., Delon, C., Protty, M., Galante, J., Pickering, J., Watkins, J., Weightman, A. and Morris, D., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Aspirin and cancer survival: A systematic review and meta-analyses of 118 observational studies of aspirin and 18 cancers ecancermedicalscience, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3332/ECANCER.2021.1258
  • 2021

  • Galante, J., Friedrich, C., Dalgleish, T., White, I. and Jones, P., 2021. Mindfulness-based programmes for mental health promotion in adults in non-clinical settings: protocol of an individual participant data meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/3gsv9
  • Vainre, M., Galante, J., Watson, P., Dalgleish, T. and Hitchcock, C., 2021. Protocol for the Work Engagement and Well-being Study (SWELL): A randomised controlled feasibility trial evaluating the effects of mindfulness versus light physical exercise at work
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/546tk
  • Spong, AJ., Clare, ICH., Galante, J., Crawford, MJ. and Jones, PB., 2021. Brief psychological interventions for borderline personality disorder. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Clin Psychol Rev, v. 83
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2020.101937
  • 2020 (No publication date)

  • Soneson, E., Russo, D., Stochl, J., Heslin, M., Galante, J., Knight, C., Grey, N., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Fowler, D., Lafortune, L., Byford, S., Jones, PB. and Perez, J., 2020 (No publication date). Psychological Interventions for People with Psychotic Experiences: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effectiveness and Economic Studies SSRN Electronic Journal,
    Doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3391200
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Turner, L., Galante, M., Vainre, M., Stochl, J., Dufour, G. and Jones, PB., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Immune dysregulation among students exposed to exam stress and its mitigation by mindfulness training: findings from an exploratory randomised trial Scientific Reports,
  • Soneson, E., Russo, D., Stochl, J., Heslin, M., Galante, M., Knight, C., Grey, N., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Fowler, D., Lafortune, L., Byford, S., Jones, P. and Jesus, P., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Psychological interventions for people with psychotic experiences: a systematic review and meta-analysis of controlled and uncontrolled effectiveness and economic studies Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry,
  • Galante, M., Friedrich, C., Dawson, A., Modrego-Alarcón, M., Gebbing, P., Delgado-Suárez, I., Gupta, R., Dean, L., Dalgleish, T., White, I. and Jones, P., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Mindfulness-based programmes for mental health promotion in adults in non-clinical settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials PLoS Medicine,
  • Lo Moro, G., Soneson, E., Jones, PB. and Galante, M., 2020 (Accepted for publication). Establishing a theory-based multi-level approach for primary prevention of mental disorders in young people International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249445
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Dawson, AF., Brown, WW., Anderson, J., Datta, B., Donald, JN., Hong, K., Allan, S., Mole, TB., Jones, P. and Galante, M., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Mindfulness-based Interventions for University Students: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being,
  • Bóo, SJM., Childs-Fegredo, J., Cooney, S., Datta, B., Dufour, G., Jones, P. and Galante, J., 2019 (Accepted for publication). A follow-up study to a randomised control trial to investigate the perceived impact of mindfulness on academic performance in university students Counselling and Psychotherapy Research,
  • 2019

  • Soneson, E., Russo, D., Knight, C., Lafortune, L., Heslin, M., Stochl, J., Georgiadis, A., Galante, J., Duschinsky, R., Grey, N., Gonzalez-Blanco, L., Couche, J., Griffiths, M., Murray, H., Reeve, N., Hodgekins, J., French, P., Fowler, D., Byford, S., Dixon-Woods, M., Jones, PB. and Perez, J., 2019. Psychological interventions for people with psychotic experiences: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis Systematic Reviews, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-019-1041-5
  • 2018

  • Elwood, PC., Pickering, JE., Morgan, G., Galante, J., Weightman, AL., Morris, D., Longley, M., Mason, M., Adams, R., Dolwani, S., Chia W K, J. and Lanas, A., 2018. Systematic review update of observational studies further supports aspirin role in cancer treatment: Time to share evidence and decision-making with patients? PLoS One, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0203957
  • Galante, J., Dufour, G., Vainre, M., Wagner, AP., Stochl, J., Benton, A., Howarth, E. and Jones, PB., 2018. Effectiveness of Providing University Students with a Mindfulness-Based Intervention to Increase Resilience to Stress: A Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY, v. 12
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Augustovski, F., Colantonio, LD., Galante, MJ., Bardach, A., Caporale, JE., Zárate, V., Chuang, LH., Riviere, AP. and Kind, P., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Measuring the Benefits of Healthcare: DALYs and QALYs – Does the Choice of Measure Matter? A Case Study of Two Preventive Interventions International Journal of Health Policy and Management,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2017.47
  • Galante, MJ., Dufour, , Vainre, , Wagner, AP., Stochl, J., Benton, , Lathia, NK., Howarth, E. and Jones, PB., 2017 (Accepted for publication). A mindfulness-based intervention to increase resilience to stress in university students (the Mindful Student Study): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial Lancet Public Health,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30231-1
  • Mole, T., Galante, J., Walker, I., Dawson, A., Hannah, L., Mackeith, P., Ainslie, M. and Jones, P., 2017 (Accepted for publication). The MindfulBreather: Motion Guided Mindfulness Frontiers in Human Neuroscience,
  • Elwood, PC., Whitmarsh, A., Gallacher, J., Bayer, A., Adams, R., Heslop, L., Pickering, J., Morgan, G., Galante, MJ., Dolwani, S., Longley, M. and Roberts, ZE., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Healthy living and cancer: evidence from UK Biobank Ecancermedicalscience,
  • 2016 (Accepted for publication)

  • Galante, MJ., Dufour, G., Jones, PB., Benton, A., Howarth, E., Vainre, M., Croudace, TJ., Wagner, AP. and Stochl, J., 2016 (Accepted for publication). Protocol for the Mindful Student Study: a randomised controlled trial of the provision of a mindfulness intervention to support university students' well-being and resilience to stress BMJ Open,
  • 2016

  • Elwood, PC., Morgan, G., Galante, J., Chia, JWK., Dolwani, S., Graziano, JM., Kelson, M., Lanas, A., Longley, M., Phillips, CJ., Pickering, J., Roberts, SE., Soon, SS., Steward, W., Morris, D. and Weightman, AL., 2016. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Trials to Ascertain Fatal Gastrointestinal Bleeding Events Attributable to Preventive Low-Dose Aspirin: No Evidence of Increased Risk. PLoS One, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166166
  • Galante, J., Adamska, L., Young, A., Young, H., Littlejohns, TJ., Gallacher, J. and Allen, N., 2016. The acceptability of repeat Internet-based hybrid diet assessment of previous 24-h dietary intake: administration of the Oxford WebQ in UK Biobank. Br J Nutr, v. 115
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114515004821
  • Elwood, P., Chia, JW., Dolwani, S., Galante, J., Gaziano, M., Kelson, M., Lanas, A., Longley, M., Morgan, G., Phillips, C., Pickering, J., Roberts, S., Soon, SS., Steward, W., Morris, D. and Weightman, A., 2016. How Many Deaths Does Prophylactic Aspirin Cause? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Fatal Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Aspirin GASTROENTEROLOGY, v. 150
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0016-5085(16)32819-0
  • Galante, J., Bekkers, M-J., Mitchell, C. and Gallacher, J., 2016. Loving-Kindness Meditation Effects on Well-Being and Altruism: A Mixed-Methods Online RCT Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12074
  • Jones, PB., Dufour, G., Galante, MJ. and English, E., 2016. Mindfulness at Cam University & College Counselling,
  • Elwood, PC., Morgan, G., Pickering, JE., Galante, J., Weightman, AL., Morris, D., Kelson, M. and Dolwani, S., 2016. Aspirin in the Treatment of Cancer: Reductions in Metastatic Spread and in Mortality: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses of Published Studies. PLoS One, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152402
  • 2014

  • Galante, J., Galante, I., Bekkers, M-J. and Gallacher, J., 2014. Effect of kindness-based meditation on health and well-being: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Consult Clin Psychol, v. 82
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1037/a0037249
  • 2013

  • Elwood, P., Galante, J., Pickering, J., Palmer, S., Bayer, A., Ben-Shlomo, Y., Longley, M. and Gallacher, J., 2013. Healthy lifestyles reduce the incidence of chronic diseases and dementia: evidence from the Caerphilly cohort study. PLoS One, v. 8
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0081877
  • Galante, J., Iribarren, SJ. and Pearce, PF., 2013. Effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. J Res Nurs, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1177/1744987112466087
  • Martí, SG., Colantonio, L., Bardach, A., Galante, J., Lopez, A., Caporale, J., Knerer, G., Gomez, JA., Augustovski, F. and Pichon-Riviere, A., 2013. A cost-effectiveness analysis of a 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children in six Latin American countries. Cost Eff Resour Alloc, v. 11
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1478-7547-11-21
  • Elwood, PC., Steward, WP. and Galante, J., 2013. Colorectal cancer prevention: Screening and the role of aspirin Colorectal Cancer, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2217/crc.13.48
  • 2012

  • Galante, J. and Augustovski, F., 2012. A reply to comment on the use of vignettes and the EQ-5D to value disease-specific health states Value in Health, v. 15
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2012.01.001
  • 2011

  • Galante, J., Mitchell, C., Renfigo, A., Burton, P., Lyons, R. and Gallacher, J., 2011. THE USE OF REMOTE METHODS IN THE CONDUCT OF GENE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION STUDIES JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, v. 65
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2011.142976a.19
  • Galante, J., Augustovski, F., Colantonio, L., Bardach, A., Caporale, J., Marti, SG. and Kind, P., 2011. Estimation and comparison of EQ-5D health states' utility weights for pneumococcal and human papillomavirus diseases in Argentina, Chile, and the United Kingdom. Value Health, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2011.05.007
  • 2010

  • Galante, J., Augustovski, F., Colantonio, L., Bardach, A., Marti, GS., Caporale, J. and Kind, P., 2010. ESTIMATION AND COMPARISON OF EQ-5D HEALTH STATES' UTILITY WEIGHTS FOR PNEUMOCCOCAL AND HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS DISEASES IN ARGENTINA, CHILE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM VALUE IN HEALTH, v. 13
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S1098-3015(10)72193-8
  • 2002

  • Szapiro, G., Galante, JM., Barros, DM., Levi de Stein, M., Vianna, MRM., Izquierdo, LA., Izquierdo, I. and Medina, JH., 2002. Molecular mechanisms of memory retrieval. Neurochem Res, v. 27
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1023/a:1021648405461
  • Datasets

    2020 (No publication date)

  • Galante, M., 2020 (No publication date). Research data supporting publication "Mindfulness-based programmes for mental health promotion in adults in non-clinical settings: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials"
  • Conference proceedings

    2020

  • Galante, J., Friedrich, C., Dawson, AF., Modrego-Alarcon, M., Gebbing, P., Suarez, ID., Gupta, R., Dean, L., Dalgleish, T., White, IR. and Jones, PB., 2020. MINDFULNESS-BASED PROGRAMMES FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROMOTION IN ADULTS IN NON-CLINICAL SETTINGS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS OF RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIALS JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2020-SSMabstracts.61
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Galante, MJJ., Jones, PB., Dufour, G., Vainre, M., Wagner, AP., Stochl, J., Benton, A., Howarth, E. and Croudace, TJ., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Universities futureproofing youth mental health: research confirms that offering mindfulness courses to students increases their wellbeing and resilience to stress
  • 2005

  • Manes, F., Serrano, C., Hodges, J., Calcagno, ML., Sabe, L., Leiguarda, R., Galante, J. and Graham, K., 2005. Long term forgetting: a new subgroup of mild cognitive impairment? JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, v. 238