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Giacomo (pronounced jack-a-mo) is a postdoc at the University of Cambridge, based in the the developmental cognitive neuroscience group.

Giacomo's research interests are broadly in child development, individual-differences and data-science.

His PhD research has focused on the environmental mechanisms behind social inequalities in educational and mental health outcomes. 

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Current & Past Roles


Research Fellow

The Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group 

Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge

From March 2022-2023 this position was also based at University College London.

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Postdoctoral By-Fellow

Churchill College, Cambridge

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Research Associate

Resilience in Education and Development Study, 4D Lab

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. More information.


PhD Researcher

4D Lab

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. More information.


Research Assistant

Behaviour and Health Research Unit (BHRU)

Institute of Public Health, Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge.

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Continued Education


Open University 2019-2020 (M307 - Mathematical Statistics, Third Year Maths Module, Distinction)

Royal Statistical Society 2017 (Graduate Diploma Module 1 - Probability Distributions)

University of Cambridge, PhD


Supervised by Dr Duncan Astle & Dr Edwin Dalmaijer

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Funded by Templeton World Charity Foundation

Newcastle University, MRes

Animal Behaviour

2014 - 2015

University of Cambridge, MA

2011 - 2014

Corpus Christi College
Politics, Psychology & Sociology

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