Dr Germano Gallicchio

Sport and Exercise Sciences Lecturer (Teaching & Research)

Contact info

Email: g.gallicchio (at) bangor.ac.uk

 

Student meetings: 

  • Drop-in: Thursday 9-11. Unannounced short meeting. A bit like knocking at my office door, but online. Click here to join the meeting.
  • Tutorial: A 15-min meeting that can be booked through this page. If you would like the meeting to last longer than 15 minutes, please book multiple contiguous sessions.

Please note that these meetings are run online using MS Teams.

Contact Info

Email: g.gallicchio (at) bangor.ac.uk

 

Student meetings: 

  • Drop-in: Thursday 9-11. Unannounced short meeting. A bit like knocking at my office door, but online. Click here to join the meeting.
  • Tutorial: A 15-min meeting that can be booked through this page. If you would like the meeting to last longer than 15 minutes, please book multiple contiguous sessions.

Please note that these meetings are run online using MS Teams.

Research

I am a psychophysiologist. I am broadly interested in the interactions among biological systems (e.g., brain, heart, eyes) and how psychological states influence these interactions. My research interests lie at the intersection of Biological Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Human Performance. Most recently, I have applied methods of computational psychophysiology in an attempt to advance knowledge in these fields:

  • effects of physical and mental fatigue on cognition and physiology
  • methodological developments in the study of eye movements
  • mechanisms of superior motor performance and learning

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

Competitive PhD scholarship opportunities available: 

I have a 3-year fully-funded PhD opportunity to study the "Psychophysiology of human performance and learning" at Bangor University (Application Deadline: July 4th). 
More info: https://www.bangor.ac.uk/psychology/study-with-us/postgraduate-funding/en

Teaching and Supervision

For PhD / PGRs please read the "Postgraduate Project Opportunities" section

2022-23 Teaching:

  • Applied Biomechanics and Anatomy (JHX-1057), as module leader
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology, as instructor
  • Stress and Performance, as instructor

2021-22 Teaching

  • Biomechanics (JXH-1020), as module leader
  • Psychomotor Behaviour (JHX-1027), as module leader
  • Stress and Performance (JXH/C-3031), as instructor

2020-21 Teaching

  • Biomechanics (JXH-1020), as module leader
  • Stress and Performance (JXH/C-3031), as instructor

 

 

Supervision.

I supervise UG and PG students for their dissertation/research projects. You can choose between two routes.

ROUTE A: JOIN ONE OF MY PROJECTS. Many details of the study will have already been defined by me, so you may feel that you have less autonomy. However, the study is likely to be bigger than what you need for your research proposal/project. So, while contributing to the whole study, you will have the autonomy to focus on some aspects rather than others (e.g., by examining some variables or some manipulations). You may experience team work if other students also work on the same study. In this case, you will be doing some activities together with others (e.g., data collection) but your project will focus on a specific part of the study, and each student will focus on different aspects. Therefore, your final project will be unique. Due to the theoretical and methodological sophistication, it is likely that this study will eventually result in a scientific publication, and if your contribution is excellent you can be a co-author. To these projects, I will dedicate extra time.

ROUTE B: DESIGN YOUR OWN RESEARCH. You might prefer to design your own research proposal/project, but the research topic will need to be within one of my areas of expertise. You will benefit from greater autonomy, but this will come along with greater responsibility as you will need to identify a conceptual gap in the scientific literature, formulate testable hypotheses, and design a set of procedures (i.e., the "method") to address that specific gap. As this would be your own research, it is very likely that you will carry out individual work. As this may be the first time that you do research (or even that you design a study from scratch), it is likely (but not certain) that the final product will lead to no scientific publication other than your Bangor University dissertation/thesis. To these projects, I will dedicate only my regular time.

 Regardless of which route you choose, here you might find useful resources for your project.

 

Language
Most of the scientific literature (e.g., journal articles, book chapters) is written in English. If English is not your first language, you might feel at disadvantage compared to your native English-speaking peers. You might feel discouraged thinking that you cannot do as well as them. I know it because I am not a native English speaker and I have seen this in myself and in friends. However, do not feel discouraged. Accept that reading and writing in a foreign language will require you to work harder or dedicate extra time (e.g., reading articles or documents will take longer and will be more effortful, your writing will need to be edited and edited several times).

Other

Previous positions

  • 2018 → 2020 Research Fellow, Loughborough University, UK
  • 2018 (1 month) Visiting Doctoral Researcher, University of Maryland, USA
  • 2015 → 2018 Doctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2014 → 2015 Research Assistant, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2010 → 2011 Research Intern, University of Birmingham, UK
  • 2009 → 2010 Research Intern, University of Padova, Italy
  • 2008 → 2009 Research Intern, University of Padova, Italy
  • 2006 → 2007 Research Intern, University of Padova, Italy
 
Professional affiliations:
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)

 

Ad hoc reviewer for:

  • Biological Psychology
  • BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Current Psychology
  • Experimental Brain Research
  • European Journal of Sports Science
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Human Movement Science
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching
  • Journal of Expertise
  • Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • Physiology & Behavior
  • Psychology of Sport & Exercise
  • Psychophysiology
  • Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
  • Revista de Psicologia del Deporte (Journal of Sport Psychology)

Up-to-date list here

Personal

I practise Capoeira. I think I play music (it's debatable). I enjoy the outdoors.

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • BF Psychology

Education / academic qualifications

  • PG Cert in Advanced Research Methods and Skills (2015 - 2018)
  • PhD , Psychophysiology (2015 - 2018)
  • MSc , Sport Sciences with Specialization in Sports Psychology (2011 - 2013)
  • MSc , Sports Science: Diagnostic and Intervention (2011 - 2013)
  • MSc , Experimental Psychology and Cognitive-Behavioural Neuroscience (2007 - 2009)
  • BSc , Psychological, Cognitive, and Psychobiological Sciences (2004 - 2007)

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