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Dr Vincent Mancini

Psychological

Biography

Vincent Mancini is a lecturer in the Discipline of Psychological Sciences. Vincent has worked as a lecturer specialising in undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology Research Methods at Curtin University prior to joining ACAP. He also received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Curtin University in 2018. His doctoral research focussed on exploring the role of motor coordination in social and emotional outcomes across the lifespan. Vincent’s clinical training also allowed him to develop skills treating a range of psychological disorders including anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and eating disorders.  

Research

Vincent’s research interests are diverse, though primarily centred around child or adolescent development and psychopathology. Some additional areas of research interests include social psychology, cross-cultural issues in contemporary psychology, public perceptions of crime, scale development and validation, research methodology, and the evaluation of clinical interventions for psychological disorders.

Teaching responsibilities

  • PSYC1022 Introduction to Psychology: The Individual, Society and Culture
  • PSYC1012 Psychology: An Evidence-Based Approach 1
  • PSYC3022 Psychopathology 

Expert Comment Topics

  • Psychology Research Methods;
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology;
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder;
  • ADHD; 

Publications

Mancini, V. O., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L. D., & Piek, J. P. (In Press). Motor skills and internalizing problems throughout development: An integrative research review and update of the environmental stress hypothesis research. Research in Developmental Disabilities. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2018.07.003

Howell, J., Roberts, L. D., & Mancini, V. O. (2018). Learning analytics messages: Impact of grade, sender, comparative information and message style on student affect and academic resilience. Computers in Human Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2018.07.021

Loh, P. R., Hayden, G., Vicary, D., Mancini, V., Martin, N., & Piek, J. P. (2017). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: an Aboriginal perspective on diagnosis and intervention. Journal of Tropical Psychology, 7. doi:10.1017/jtp.2017.1.

Mancini, V. O., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L. D., Heritage, B., & Piek, J. P. (2017). The relationship between motor skills, perceived self-competence, peer problems and internalizing problems in a community sample of children. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.2073

Mancini, V. O., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L. D., Heritage, B., & Piek, J. P. (2017). Psychosocial correlates of motor skills in young children: changes over an 18-month period. British Journal of Educational Psychology. doi:10.1111/bjep.12187/full.

Rigoli, D., Kane, R. T., Mancini, V., Thornton, A., Licari, M., Hands, B., . . . Piek, J. (2017). The relationship between motor proficiency and mental health outcomes in young adults: A test of the Environmental Stress Hypothesis. Human Movement Science. doi:10.1016/j.humov.2016.09.004.

Mancini, V. O., Rigoli, D., Cairney, J., Roberts, L. D., & Piek, J. P. (2016). The elaborated environmental stress hypothesis as a framework for understanding the association between motor skills and internalizing problems: A mini-review. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00239.

Mancini, V. O., Rigoli, D., Heritage, B., Roberts, L. D., & Piek, J. P. (2016). The relationship between motor skills, perceived social support, and internalizing problems in a community adolescent sample. Frontiers in Psychology, 7. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00543.

Loh, P. R., Hayden, G., Vicary, D., Mancini, V., Martin, N., & Piek, J. P. (2016). Australian Aboriginal perspectives of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50, 309-315. doi: 10.1177/0004867415624551.

Breen, L. J., Aoun, S. M., Rumbold, B., McNamara, B., Howting, D. A., & Mancini, V. (2015). Building Community Capacity in Bereavement Support Lessons Learnt from Bereaved Caregivers. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, doi:10.1177/1049909115615568.

Rooney, R. M., Kane, R. T., Wright, B., Gent, V., Di Ciano, T., & Mancini, V. (2014). The pilot and evaluation of a postnatal support group for Iraqi women in the year following the birth of their baby. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00016.

Rooney, R. M., Morrison, D., Hassan, S., Kane, R., Roberts, C., & Mancini, V. (2013). Prevention of internalizing disorders in 9–10 year old children: efficacy of the Aussie Optimism Positive Thinking Skills Program at 30-month follow-up. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 988. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00988.

Conference Presentations

Mancini, V., Chen, W. (2018). Towards a Daily Hassles Framework for Developmental Coordination Disorder. Paper presented at the Facutly of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Conference.

Mancini, V., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L., Heritage, B., & Piek, J. (2015). Motor Coordination and Internalising Symptoms: Investigaing the Elaborated Environmental Stress Hypothesis. Paper presented at the Developmental Coordination Disorder XII Conference. Recipient of the Henderson Award for Best Oral Presentation.

Mancini, V., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L., Cairney, J., Heritage, B., &  Piek, J. (2015). The relationship between motor coordination and internalizing symptoms in a normative sample of 4 to 6 year old children. Paper presented at the Developmental Coordination Disorder XI Conference.

Roberts, L. D., & Mancini, V. (2012). Fear and Worry about Cybercrime. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Auckland, New Zealand. 

Researchgate profile URL

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vincent_Mancini

Research Supervision (Current and completed)

Vincent contributed to the supervision of two Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) students in 2018, completing their dissertations in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). His previous academic role also involved providing research methodology support for both undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students. 

Professional Affiliations and Fellowships

Vincent currently holds adjunct positions as a Data Analyst for Curtin University, and as a Research Psychologist for the Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders Service (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).