Tuesday 5 April 2022

Dr Arianna Prudenzi - Part One

Season 4 Episode 20

Hi there and a very warm welcome to Season 4 Episode 20 of People Soup. 

I’m delighted to share part one of my chat with Dr Arianna Prudenzi.

Arianna is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham and her research focusses on promoting mental health in the workplace. In this episode we’ll find out a bit more about her and what drives her to make such a valuable contribution through her work.

You’ll also hear about Arianna’s ambitions and interests, her career path, the challenges of learning a language and her passion for dance.


Show Notes

You can read about Arianna's work here

And you can find Arianna on twitter here.

Links to Arianna's research that we discuss in the next episode

Prudenzi, A., Graham, C. D., Flaxman, P. E., Wilding, S., Day., F., O’Connor, D. B. (in press). A Workplace Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Intervention for Improving Healthcare Staff Psychological Distress: A Randomised Controlled TrialPlos One 


Flaxman, P. E., Prudenzi, A. & Zernerova, L. (in press). Acceptance and commitment training in the workplace. In Twohig, M. P., Levin, M. E., & Petersen, J. M. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Oxford University Press.


Prudenzi, A., Graham, C. D., Rogerson, O., & O'Connor, D. B. (2022). Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring the Role of Psychological Flexibility and Stress-related Variables. Psychology & Health. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08870446.2021.2020272?af=R


Prudenzi, A., Graham, C. D., Clancy, F., Hill, D., Driscoll, R. O., Day, F., & O'Connor, D. B. (2021). Group-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Interventions for Improving General Distress and Work-related Distress in Healthcare Professionals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 192-202. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.084 


Prudenzi, A., Graham, D. C., Flaxman, P. E., & O’Connor, D. B. (2021). Wellbeing, burnout, and safe practice among healthcare professionals: predictive influences of mindfulness, values, and self-compassion. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1-14. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2021.1898651 

And two other papers that we didn't discuss but may be of interest


McCarrick, D., Prestwich, A., Prudenzi, A., & O'Connor, D. B. (2021). Health effects of psychological interventions for worry and rumination: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology. Available at at: https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000985 


Prudenzi, A., Rooney, B., Presti, G., Lombardo, M., Lombardo, D., Messina, C., & McHugh, L. (2019). Testing the effectiveness of virtual reality as a defusion technique for coping with unwanted thoughts. Virtual Reality, 23(2), 179-185. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10055-018-0372-1

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