Daniela Lucangeli

Full Professor of Developmental Psychology and Education

Daniela Lucangeli is a full professor on Developmental Psychology at the University of Padova from 2005, she had the PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Leiden (1997) following an international project (Erasmus/Socrates). From 1998 to 2001 she was Assistant Professor on Developmental Psychology and in 2001 she became Associate Professor.

She spent many periods abroad to study and collaborate with several European universities, such as the Faculty of Social Sciences of Leiden, at the Faculty of Psychology of Ghent, and the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (UCL) of London.

She carries out teaching activities at the Faculty of Educational Science, Psychology and Medicine of University of Padova (in graduate courses, PhD courses and specialization courses). Moreover, she has held several lessons at Faculty of Psychology of University of Valencia, concerning Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology of Learning.

Her main areas of research are: mathematical cognition, metacognition, developmental dyscalculia (assessment and treatment) and learning disabilities.

She is a member of the Ministry of Education’s Public to the guidelines for DSA and for guidance and tutoring. She is a member of the CNOP (Committee of the National Council of Psychologists), and member of the Technical Scientific Committee “The educational system of the Veneto Region”.

From 2007 she is vice-president (pro-rector) in Tutoring and Counselling for the University of Padova. She obtained many grants from Department for Education, University and Research – Scientific Research Program of National Relevance (MIUR):

  • 2008 (Prin-cofin) The relationship among motivational aspects, cognitive processes and self-perceived hearing handicap.

  • 2008 (Strategic program) Difficulties and learning disabilities from school to university: detection, intervention and services for the territory.

  • 2006 (Prin-cofin) The cochlear implant in children with associated disabilities: assessment of the basic psychological profile.

She is president of a teacher national association (CNIS) and Mind4Children. She is member of other national and international research associations (IARLD, AIRIPA, AIP-Sviluppo).

She is a Scientific director of Polo Apprendimento. She is author of about 50 research publications on peer-reviewed journals and several books and chapters. She is in the editorial board of many educational journals as Journal of Learning Disabilities and referee for many other international journals (Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology).