Dr Iani is an assistant professor in clinical psychology at the Department of Human Sciences of the European University of Rome. He was trained at the Sapienza University o Rome, first undertaking his Masterís Degree in Psychology, and subsequently a Post-degree specialisation course in Health Psychology. Dr. Iani has completed a PhD in Health Psychology at the University of Florence. As an health psychologist he has contributed to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of psychologically based interventions to improve health and well-being. Dr. Iani participated in national life skills education projects as well as in local projects aimed at improving quality of life of hemodyalisis patients or adolescentsí healthy eating attitudes and behaviors. In the past he has worked as a trainer in a school based intervention protocol derived from well-being therapy. Most recently, he has developed projects to improve quality of life for dermatologic and end-of-life patients.
His research interests can be subsumed within two broad categories. A first research interest is in evaluating evidence-based interventions to improve health and psychological well-being both in clinical and nonclinical populations. Most recently, he has started to focus his attention on the potential role of psychological resources (positivity, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, emotion regulation) as mediators in the relationship between stress and health in psychiatric and psychosomatic patients. His background in Health Psychology is the cornerstone supporting all theoretical and research interests. In the last few years Dr. Iani has been invited to held seminars or as speaker in several occasions across Italy and Europe. He has published about 40 manuscripts both in international and Italian journals and books, and is on the editorial board for a number of journals. Dr. Iani is a member of the Italian Board of Academic Clinical Psychologists as well as a member of the Cognitive and Clinical Psychology Laboratory at the European University of Rome.