Research Focus


  • Brain Development
  • Neurodevelopment & Cognition
  • Atypical Development
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Autism
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Neuropsychological testing
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    Dr Silvana Mareva

    University Position
    Research Associate


    Silvana is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Attention, Learning, and Memory ( and Lecturer at the University of Exeter. Her work focuses on studying neurodevelopmental difficulties transdiagnostically aiming to understand how and why children may struggle at school and how to best support the wellbeing of neurodivergent young people.

    Key Publications


    Dimensions of cognition, behaviour, and mental health in struggling learners: A spotlight on girls.

    Journal: JCPP Adv
    E-pub date: 1 Dec 2022
    Authors: J Guy, S Mareva, G Franckel, CALM Team, J Holmes

    Higher-order dimensions of psychopathology in a neurodevelopmental transdiagnostic sample.

    Journal: J Abnorm Psychol
    E-pub date: 1 Nov 2021
    Authors: J Holmes, S Mareva, MP Bennett, MJ Black, J Guy

    Cognitive Dimensions of Learning in Children With Problems in Attention, Learning, and Memory.

    Journal: J Educ Psychol
    E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
    Authors: J Holmes, J Guy, RA Kievit, A Bryant, S Mareva, CALM Team, SE Gathercole

    Exploring the Relationship between Social Class and Quality of Life: the Mediating Role of Power and Status

    Journal: Applied Research in Quality of Life
    E-pub date: 1 Oct 2021
    Authors: T Wingen, B Englich, V Estal-Muñoz, S Mareva, AP Kassianos

    Bridging Brain and Cognition: A Multilayer Network Analysis of Brain Structural Covariance and General Intelligence in a Developmental Sample of Struggling Learners.

    Journal: J Intell
    E-pub date: 15 Jun 2021
    Authors: IL Simpson-Kent, EI Fried, D Akarca, S Mareva, ET Bullmore, The Calm Team, RA Kievit

    Policy evaluation and behavioral economics

    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2021
    Authors: K Ruggeri, JP Stuhlreyer, JE Immonen, S Mareva, M Friedemann, AF Paul, M Lee, RC Shelton, A Robbiani, FW Thielen, A Gelashvili, F Cavassini, F Naru