Barts & The London - Institute of Dentistry

Dr Simona Salomone

Simona

Clinical Trials Co-Ordinator

Email: s.salomone@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Centre for Oral Clinical Research Bart’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Profile

I am a clinical trials co-ordinator at the Centre for Oral Clinical Research, Barts and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Previously, I have worked as post-doctoral researcher and trial co-ordinator at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development (CBCD) where I managed a multi-site randomized controlled trial aimed to test the effects of a new attentional control training for infants at genetic risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Before joining CBCD, I worked as post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience (IoPPN), where I conducted a preliminary pilot study to develop and test novel approaches for enhancing the development of attention in infants and toddlers at genetic risk of ADHD. I completed my PhD in 2013 at the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin. For my PhD, I conducted a randomized controlled trial to test the effects of a new computerised, partially home-based attention-training programme for adults with ADHD. I also studied neurophysiological markers of sustained attention deficits in adults with ADHD using electrophysiology (EEG).

Research

Examples of research funding:

Research Grant

Nominated post-doctoral researcher and trial manager for the project entitled: 'Attention Control Training for Infants at Risk for ADHD (INTER-STAARS)'. MQ – Transforming Mental Health – PsyImpact Programme Award 2015: £500.000 (PI: Professor Mark Johnson). I have co-ordinated writing up and submission of this grant’s proposal.

Publications

Published articles 

  • Goodwin A., Salomone S., Bolton P., Charman T., Jones E.J, Pickles A., Robinson E., Smith T., Sonuga-Barke E.J., Wass S., Johnson M.H. (2016). Attention training for infants at familial risk of ADHD (INTERSTAARS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 28, 17(1).
  • Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. (2016). Neuropsychological Deficits in Adult ADHD: Evidence for Differential Attentional Impairments, Deficient Executive Functions and High Self-Reported Functional Impairments. Journal of Attention Disorders.
  • Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., Castorina, M., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. (2015). The effects of a Self-Alert Training (SAT) program for adults with ADHD. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 9-45.
  • Salomone, S., Robertson, I.H., Lynch, T., Pender, N., Fearon, C., Marnane, M., Balsters, J.H., Dockree, P.M. (2014). Autoimmune Brainstem Encephalopathy causing a partially reversible Minimally Conscious State and Selective Cognitive Impairments: a unique case report. Neurocase, 20 (5), 569-580.
  • McAvinue, L.P., Golemme, M., Castorina, M., Pigni, F., Tatti, E., Salomone, S., Brennan, S., Robertson, I.H. (2013). An evaluation of a working memory training scheme in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 23, 5-20.
  • Salomone, S., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. A biofeedback-based programme to improve attention and impulsivity in adults with ADHD. (2012). The Irish Journal of Psychology, 33 (2-3). 

Poster presentations/Published abstracts 

  • Salomone, S., Fleming, G.R., O’Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. Differential attentional impairments in adult ADHD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder. 5Th Word Congress on ADHD, Glasgow, May 2015.
  • Salomone, S., Shanahan, J.M., O'Connell, R.G., Bramham, J., Robertson, I.H. A biofeedback-based programme to improve attention and impulsivity in adults with ADHD. Eunethydis - Second International ADHD Conference, Barcelona, May 2012.
  • Salomone, S., Kelly, S.M., Robertson,H., O'Connell. R.G. Using the Continuous Temporal Expectancy Task (CTET) to investigate neurophysiological underpinnings of lapses in attention in adult ADHD. Eunethydis - Second International ADHD Conference, Barcelona, May 2012.
  • Salomone, S., Robertson, I.H., Lynch, T., Pender, Dockree, P.M. ERP and cognitive abnormalities in a rare neurological autoimmune syndrome: a case study. International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Mallorca, September 2011.