ALESSIO MATIZ

PhD Student

PhD program:: XXXVII
email: alessio.matiz@uniroma1.it




supervisor: Prof. Franco Fabbro

Research: Mindfulness meditation for cancer patients: effects on cognitive, affective and social functioning

EDUCATION
From 4-11-2013 to 26-6-2017
Scuola Superiore “S.Anna” Pisa
PhD in Digital Emerging Technologies (curriculum: Perceptual Robotics) Final
grade: 110L/110

From 20-9-2010 to 11-4-2013
University of Udine
Degree in Professional Education Final grade: 110L/110

From 1-9-1998 to 19-4-2005
University of Udine
Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering (curriculum Automation) Final grade:
104/110

From 15-9-2003 to 12-2-2004
Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Erasmus program, Faculty of Electrotechnic and Computer Engineering

From 20-9-1992 to 22-7-1998
High school, Gemona del Friuli (UD)
Degree: scientific Final grade: 60/60


TRAINING

From 17 to 21-11-2016
University of California San Diego, USA
22nd EEGLAB Workshop

From 25 to 30-6-2012
Associazione Club Alcolisti in Trattamento, Udine
Course of instructor on the ecological-social approach to alcohol-related problems
(Hudolin method)


ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

From 1-5-2021 to present
University of Udine - Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication,
Education and Society
Occupation: Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology (M-PSI08)

From 1-3-2021 to 30-4-2021
University of Udine - Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication,
Education and Society
Occupation: scientific collaborator

From 1-2-2020 to 31-1-2021
University of Udine - Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication,
Education and Society
Occupation: Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology (M-PSI08)

From 12-9-2018 to present
University of Udine - Master program in “Meditation and Neuroscience” AA 2018/19, 2019/2020, 2020/21, 2021/22
Occupation: academic Tutor


OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

From 7-10-2013 to 31-12-2019
Cooperativa Sociale “Comunità di Rinascita” ONLUS - Tolmezzo (UD)
Occupation: educator for adults with disabilities

From 1-3-2013 to 20-9-2013
Cooperativa Sociale “Itaca” ONLUS
Occupation: educator for adults with psychiatric disabilities

From 24-10-2005 to 11-7-2017
Fondazione “Casa dell’Immacolata di don Emilio de Roja” - Udine
Occupation: educator for under-age foreigners and adults with alcohol-dependence

From 2013 to present
Occupation: Mindfulnes-Oriented Meditation instructor (in 8-week training courses
for pre-school, primary and secondary school teachers; private company professionals; primary school children; university students; university employees; healthcare workers; psychiatric outpatients; prisoners)

3-10-2020
Edizioni Centro Studi Erickson
Occupation: teacher for the course “Mindfulness for ADHD and neurodevelopmen-
tal disorders”

From 1-2-2019 to 31-1-2020
University of Udine, FVG region, Public Healthcare System
Occupation: teacher for Mindfulness-Oriented Meditation (children protocol) in-
structors in the primary school

From 27-6-2019 to present
Fondazione “Progetto Uomo”
Occupation: teacher for Mindfulness-Oriented Meditation instructors (1st and 2nd
edition)


ACADEMIC TEACHING

AA 2020/21, 2021/22
University of Udine - Department of Medicine
Teacher of “Notions of clinical psychology applied to motor sciences” (24 hours,
SSD: M-PSI/08) for the Bachelor’s Degree in Scienze Motorie

From 2021 to present
University of Udine - Department of Medicine
Thesis supervisor

From June 2020 to present
University of Udine - Department of Languages and Literatures, Communication,
Education and Society
Thesis co-supervisor

13-7-2018, 21-6-2019, 18-6-2020, 21-5-2021, 10-12-2021
University of Udine
Teacher of “Neuroelectric physiology of mindfulness meditation” for the Master in
“Meditation and Neuroscience”


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

From 2020 to present
Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers in Psychiatry, Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Clinical Medicine, SAGE Open, Plos ONE, Mindfulness, Scientific Reports, Acta Neuropsychiatrica
Reviewer

From 2020 to present
Journal Behavioral Sciences
Editor for the Special Issue “Mindfulness-Based Practice for Stress Management and Enhancing Well-Being”

From 19-7-2016 to 18-2-2017
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Klagenfurt, Austria
PhD research period abroad

From 25-5-2016 to 24-1-2016
University-hospital “S.Maria della Misericordia”, Udine
Voluntary attendance as electronic engineer by the Neurology unit


PUBLICATIONS

Matiz, A., Fabbro, F., Paschetto, A., Urgesi, C., Ciucci, E., Baroncelli, A., Crescen-
tini, C. (2022) The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on affect, fear, and personality of primary school children measured during the second wave of infections in 2020. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 803270.
Matiz, A., Crescentini, C., Bergamasco, M., Budai, R., Fabbro, F. (2021). Inter-
brain co-activations during mindfulness meditation. Implications for devotional and
clinical settings. Consciousness and cognition, 95, 103210.
Matiz, A., Fabbro, F., Paschetto, A., Cantone, D., Paolone, A.R., Crescentini, C.
(2020). Positive impact of mindfulness meditation on mental health of female teachers during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(18), 6450.
Matiz, A., Guzzon, D., Crescentini, C., Paschetto, A., Fabbro, F. (2020). The role
of self body brushing vs mindfulness meditation on interoceptive awareness: a non-randomized pilot study on healthy participants with possible implications for body image disturbances. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 101168.
Matiz, A., Crescentini, C., Boaro, E., Piani, F., Fabbro, F. (2020) Follow-up study
on the reduction of burnout levels through mindfulness meditation in health care
professionals. Giornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia 42(2):102-108.
Matiz, A., Crescentini, C., Fabbro, A., Budai, R., Bergamasco, M., Fabbro, F.
(2019). Spontaneous eye movements during focused-attention mindfulness meditation. PlosONE, 14(1): e0210862.
Matiz, A., Fabbro, F., Crescentini, C. (2018). Single vs. group mindfulness medita-
tion: effects on personality, religiousness/spirituality, and mindfulness skills. Mind-
fulness, 1-9.
Feruglio, S., Pascut S., Matiz, A., Paschetto, A., Crescentini, C. (2022). Effects of
mind-body interventions on adolescents’ cooperativeness and emotional symptoms. Behavioral Sciences, 12(2):33.
D’Antoni, F., Matiz, A., Fabbro, F., Crescentini, C. (2022). Psychotherapeutic tech-
niques for distressing memories: a comparative study between EMDR, Brainspot-
ting, and Body Scan Meditation. International Journal of Environmental Research
and Public Health, 19(3), 1142.
Feruglio, S., Matiz, A., Pagnoni, G., Fabbro, F., Crescentini, C. (2021). The Impact
of Mindfulness Meditation on the Wandering Mind: a Systematic Review. Neuro-
science & Biobehavioral Reviews, 131, 313-330.
Cantone, D., Feruglio, S., Crescentini, C., Cinot, S., Matiz, A. (2021). A Multilevel
Approach to Explore the Wandering Mind and Its Connections with Mindfulness
and Personality. Behavioral Sciences, 11(9), 125.
D’Antoni, F., Feruglio, S., Matiz, A., Cantone, D., Crescentini, C. (2021) Mind-
fulness meditation leads to increased dispositional mindfulness and interoceptive
awareness linked to a reduced dissociative tendency. Journal of Trauma & Dissoci-
ation.
Crescentini, C., Feruglio, S., Matiz, A., Paschetto, A., Vidal, E., Cogo, P., Fab-
bro, F. (2020). Stuck outside and inside: an exploratory study on the effects of
the COVID-19 outbreak on Italian parents and children’s internalizing symptoms.
Frontiers in psychology, 11.
Feruglio, S., Matiz, A., Grecucci, A., Pascut, S., Fabbro, F., Crescentini, C. (2020).
Differential effects of mindfulness meditation conditions on repetitive negative thinking and subjective time perspective: a randomized active-controlled study. Psychology & Health, 1-24.
Feruglio, S., Matiz, A., Fabbro, A., Crescentini C. (2020). Uno studio esplorativo
sulla relazione tra mind wandering e mindfulness e sugli effetti della meditazione sui pensieri spontanei. Giornale italiano di psicologia, 47(1), 265-289.
Crescentini, C., Matiz, A., Cimenti, M., Pascoli, E., Eleopra, R., Fabbro, F. (2018).
The effect of mindfulness meditation on personality and psychological well-being in
patients with multiple sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care.
Fabbro, A., Crescentini, C., Matiz, A., Clarici, A., Fabbro, F. (2017). Effects of
mindfulness meditation on conscious and non-conscious components of the mind.
Applied Sciences, 7(4), 349.
Crescentini, C., Matiz, A., Fabbro, F. (2015). Improving personality/character traits
in individuals with alcohol dependence: the influence of mindfulness-oriented meditation. Journal of addictive diseases, 34(1), 75-87.
Fabbro, F., Crescentini, C., Matiz, A. (Eds.). (2020). Annali di meditazione e neu-
roscienze: Volume 1 Anno 2020. Mimesis.
Crescentini, C., Matiz, A., Fabbro, F. (Eds.). (2021). Annali di meditazione e neu-
roscienze: Volume 2 Anno 2021. Mimesis.
Matiz, A., Paschetto, A., Crescentini, C., Fabbro, F. (2020) La meditazione mindfulness per i disturbi del neurosviluppo. In: Castelli, E., Marotta, L., Gazzellini, S., Tarter, G., Manuale di logopedia, Erickson.

Research products

  • 11573/1619925 - 2022 - Effects of Mind-Body Interventions on Adolescents’ Cooperativeness and Emotional Symptoms (01a Articolo in rivista)
    Susanna Feruglio, STEFANIA PASCUT, ALESSIO MATIZ
  • 11573/1490015 - 2020 - Positive impact of mindfulness meditation on mental health of female teachers during the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy (01a Articolo in rivista)
    ALESSIO MATIZ, FRANCO FABBRO, DAMIANO CANTONE, CRISTIANO CRESCENTINI

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