Sara Palermo is an MSc in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Experimental Neuroscience. Moreover, she obtained the National Scientific Enabling Certificate for Associate Professorship in April 2017 (ASN2017). She is an expert in experimental neuroscience, clinical neuropsychology and advance neuropsychological testing. Moreover, she performs multidimensional geriatric evaluation and basic neurological symptomatology detection in patients with neurodegenerative disorders. She is also engaged in Activation Likelihood Estimation meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies. She worked as a postdoc research fellow at the Department of Neuroscience “Rita Levi Montalcini” in Turin until July 2017. She is currently a research fellow at the Department of Psychology in Turin. Currently she owns three research Group memberships at the University of Turin (Italy). She is a member of the “Center for the Study of Movement Disorders” (research area: Neurology) and the “Placebo Responses Mapping Group” (research area: Physiology) at the Department of Neuroscience, and a member of the “Neuropsychology of cognitive impairment and central nervous system degenerative diseases group” at the Department of Psychology (Research Area: Psychobiology and physiological psychology). She is actively involved in the didactic of the Department of Psychology, University of Turin. She was the lecturer of the "Psychophysiology - Lab" for the 2015/2016 academic year. Furthermore, she is teaching assistant for the following courses: 1) Neuropsychology of cognitive impairment and central nervous system degenerative diseases; 2) Forensic Neuroscience; 3) Psychophysiology B. Sara Palermo has been an ordinary member of the Italian Society of Neuropsychology (SINP) since 2014 and an ordinary member of the Italian Association of Psychogeriatric (AIP) since 2017. Importantly, she is a member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (EIP on AHA), for which she is involved in the Action Group A3 “Functional decline and frailty” with the commitment “Screening and early diagnosis on MCI and cognitive frailty” (Scientific Director: Pr Amanzio M). Previously, Sara Palermo had been involved in the European Cooperation in Science & technology with the ISCH COST Action TD1005 “Pain Assessment in Patients with Impaired Cognition, especially Dementia”.
Sara Palermo’s research interests are Functional, neuropsychological and neuropsychiatric evaluation for clinical and research purposes; Neuropsychology of Minor and Major Neurocognitive Disorders ;Neuropsychology of Movement Disorders ; Placebo and Nocebo ; Frailty in the elderly ; Military Psychology ; Combat Stress Reaction and PTSD in the Army personel